Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign in Poonch to cover 1.8 lac children: Official

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POONCH: Over 1.8 lac children will be covered under Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign in district Poonch that will be carried out   from  1st  to  30th  September  here. The campaign  will  be  held  in schools.
Chairman District Health Society Poonch Rahul Yadav on Wednesday chaired a meeting to discuss   the micro plan to start vaccination campaign of Measles and Rubella.
The  meeting  discussed  that since  more  than  80  percent  of children of the targeted age group  are  in  schools ,  the  role of education  department becomes  crucial  in  the  process of  vaccination . Dr  Arvind  from WHO urged  Education Department  to  aware the students  and  parents  about  the importance  of vaccination campaign  for  100  percent coverage.  It was therefore decided that all the   Principals and teachers of schools would be sensitized for the success of the campaign.
Yadav urged the members of civil society to extend their cooperation for making the campaign successful.

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