Immunocompromised: immune system suppression
due to any medical condition, drug or treatment.
Proclaiming the need to protect immunocompromised children from the unvaccinated is the cause du jour, isn’t it? Let’s force-vaccinate the American population of children in order to protect all of their immune-deficient classmates. Herd immunity! Protect those that can’t be vaccinated by vaccinating those who can!
What does it mean to be immunocompromised?
For those of you who never heard the term before the tidal wave of legislation brought about by Disney 2015, the CDC says there are 3 groups of immunocompromised people:
- The severely immunocompromised without HIV
- Those living with HIV
- Those with immune deficits like spleen or kidney failure
If someone is immunocompromised it simply means that his immune system is impaired and he may get sick easier than the average person.