Last updated: November 11, 2018 6:13:19 am
The state health department will initiate the Russian Weekly Vaccination (MRV) of the third week of November with the aim of vaccination of 2.5-fold children in two months. The vaccine will be administered free of charge to every child between 9 months and 15 years across the state.
Although the first stage of the program will target government schools, according to a recent health department notice, the campaign will cover all private schools associated with different central boards in January, except for educational establishments the state aided by government in subsequent periods.
In accordance with the guidance issued by the state government to the area administration, awareness campaigns will also take place in all higher, secondary and Madarsas primary schools, apart from private schools which is associated with different central boards.
The vaccine is held at every primary health center, primary health center block, rural health centers, general condition hospitals, sub-regional hospitals, regional hospitals and also in various medical colleges and hospitals from November 29 to January 14.
Apart from schoolchildren, other uninhabited centers and those under the Village Health Nutrition Day campaign would be administered from the vaccine between November 29 and December 22.
The MR Vaccine has been used in the private sector to date but has now been included in the state government's general immunization program, replacing the antibody vaccine, officials said. The campaign has been launched with the objective of eradicating the measles and control of Rubella, due to severe neurological and cardiac deficiencies among newborn children if the infection occurs during pregnancy .
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