M-R campaign: 2 lakh children to be vaccinated in Rajouri

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RAJOURI: The block level task force meeting on Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign (MRVC) in Manjakote urban and rural health block was held here on Wednesday and District Immunisation officer informed that about 2 lac children will be vaccinated during this campaign in District Rajouri..
“Assistant Commissioner Revenue Qyoom Mir, District Immunization Officer, Dr. Anees A Nabi, World Health Organisation consultant Ishan Narma, BMO Manjakote Dr. Kabir-I Azam, Principals of government and private institutions, CDPOs, Medical Officers and teachers attended the meeting,” an official statement said.
During the meeting, Assistant Commissioner Revenue explained in detail about the necessary guidelines for pre and post school campaign including safety and efficacy of the vaccine and urged the teachers to create proactive and conducive atmosphere in the school towards vaccination.
Highlighting the role of teachers in the MR campaign, ACR stressed upon the teachers to organise parent-teacher meeting in the schools to sensitize them about the MRV campaign and its significance.
District Asha Coordinator said the campaign aims to build up immunity for both measles and rubella diseases and prevent the diseases in the community. Children aged between 9 months and 15 years are to be vaccinated during the campaign.