There will be a vaccination campaign of Measles-Rubella in our school tomorrow (5th August).
The Measles-Rubella campaign is a part of global efforts to reduce illness and deaths due to measles and rubella/control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in the country. Measles immunization directly contributes to the reduction of under-five child mortality, and in combination with rubella vaccine, it will control rubella and prevent CRS.
All children from 9 months to less than 15 years of age will be given a single shot of Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination during the campaign. Following the campaign, MR vaccine will become a part of routine immunization and will replace measles vaccine, currently given at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age of child.
For those children who have already received such vaccination, the campaign dose would provide additional boosting to them.