4.69 lakh children targeted for measles-rubella vaccination programme

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SRINAGAR: As many as 4, 69,300 children of age of 9 months to 15 years are targeted to be covered under measles- rubella vaccination programme starting fromSeptember 1.
The awareness campaign is in full swing in the district and the joint team of district task force, health department, WHO and UNICEF are educating and creating awareness among people about measles-rubella.
Giving details, the Chief Medical Officer Srinagar Dr Talat Jabeen said the joint teams are visiting schools, anganwadi centres etc and that the awareness programmes have been arranged in all zones and blocks of the district to sensitise people regarding vaccination programme.