Herd Immunity

SHREVEPORT, La. - When the coronavirus pandemic started to sweep the globe in 2020, a number of governments and health authorities appeared to pin their hopes on herd immunity. But will it work? Can it be achieved, and is it the right approach?

Join us Tuesday on KTBS 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. as we examine herd immunity.

Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected not just those who are immune.

We'll look into the COVID-19 infection and immunization rates across the ArkLaTex.

We'll also dive into what it will take for us to reach herd immunity and talk with Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Dr. Martha Whyte, and Dr. Jeremy Kamil from LSU Health Shreveport about the latest on the vaccine and our region.

Once again that's Tuesday at 6:30 on KTBS 3.

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