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53k children were immunized on the first day of measles, rubella drives Bareilly News



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Bareilly: As many as 53,352 children vaccinated in the Bareilly area on Monday, the first day of the measles and rubella campaign. According to officers, children enrolled in 257 schools were vaccinated. The health department has set a complete target of vaccination of 17.10 lakh children in the area.

Union Minister of State for labor and employment Santosh Gangwar established the campaign in Bareilly.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Vineet Shukla said: "Every child between nine and 15 years must be immunized in this campaign. We have targeted 5,800 government and private schools and madrassas in the first phase. These educational establishments give us full support. We will deal with all school children over the next 15 days. We will conduct a drive in uninhabited centers, government and private hospitals for free immunization for children who are not going to; the school. "

Rubella, also known as the Queen of Germany, has spread through rubella virus. Experts say if a pregnant woman is infected with rubella virus, it can lead to a shortage of winter or serious birth defects.

An officer said earlier, "Rubella and measles have common features such as arms and fever, but both are different. Although measles have been declining and only two cases have been confirmed reported in 2017 in government hospitals in the area, we do not have data available for rubella, since it has not been diagnosed. However, there are possibilities there, so the rubella vaccination will be administered for the first time along with the measles. "

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