MR VACCINE CAMPAIGN @ Future School - August 18, 2017
Post date: 29-Aug-2017 10:55:14
India launched a single shot Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine campaign, with an aim to cover nearly 3.6 crore children against these two diseases.
The government is committed to eradicating measles and rubella from thecountry.
Measles is a deadly disease and one of the main causes behind child
mortality in the country. Rubella is generally a mild infection, but has
serious consequences if infection occurs in pregnant women, causing
congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), which is a cause of public health
On 18th August 2017, the vaccination programme was administered in Future School.
All children aged between nine months and less than 15 years were be given a single shot of MR vaccination irrespective of their previous
measles/rubella vaccination status or measles/rubella disease status in Future School.
194 Students falling in this category were supposed to be vaccinated but 159 students attended the school on this day, remaining 35 students shall be vaccinated on 1 st September.
Two doctors, three nurses and one lab technician attended to vaccinate the students.
Parents accompanied the students for the vaccination.
The Local corporate members and the ward members also visited to monitor the event.
It started at 9.30.a.m. and ended at 2.30 p.m. The campaign went on very smoothly.
The students were served food before they were vaccinated and after
vaccination they were kept under observation for one hour.
Program concluded without any untoward incident occurring. It was a very peaceful event.
MR vaccine was provided free of cost in coordination with the government Primary Health Center of Manikeshwari Nagar.
More images from the occasion are here