M-R vaccination to start from Sep 24 in Reasi

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1 lakh children to be immunised

REASI: The district administration Reasi on Saturday said it has decided to start Measles-Rubella vaccination from September 24.
“A meeting of the district task force for Measles Rubella vaccination campaign was held here which was chaired by District Development Commissioner, Prasanna Ramaswamy G,” an official statement said.
The campaign scheduled to start from September 24, targets to cover over 1 lakh children in the age group of 9 month to 15 year .
The DC sought active participation of officials as well as prominent citizens and religious leaders of the district to make the campaign successful. He also warned against unscrupulous elements who could spread misinformation against the vaccine.
Measles and Rubella are highly contagious viral diseases. Measles can easily spread by coughing and sneezing. Infection with measles is followed by high fever, rash, cough, running nose and red watery eyes. On the other hand, Rubella is a mild viral infection that is followed by rash and low fever. It can also cause joint pain. Sadly, no specific treatment is available for measles and rubella but these can be prevented by vaccination.