Using a computer simulation to investigate the impacts of vaccination on herd immunity – Online course

Use a dynamic simulation to explore the concept of herd immunity and how it affects the potential for a virus to spread through a community. The simulation enables people to investigate how vaccination and recovery from infection affect viral spread.

Level – Year 9 & 10

Estimated duration – 30 minutes


Click the 'Activate this course' button below, then click 'How valuable are mathematical models and simulations in making sense of biological processes in the real world?' in the list that appears below to begin.