Centre rolls out nationwide measles-rubella vaccination campaign

The Centre has rolled out measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign to cover about 41 crore children in the age group of 9 months to less than 15 years across the country.The nationwide campaign will be completed in a phased manner.“It is going to be the largest ever vaccination campaign worldwide. Following the campaign, the MR vaccine will become a part of routine immunisation and will replace measles vaccine, currently given at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age of child,� the Ministry said in a statement on Monday.India, along with ten other WHO South East Asia Region member countries
Source: DH