Health Ministry launches Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

  • The Health Ministry has launched Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign in the country at a function in Bengaluru.
  • The campaign against these two diseases will start from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Goa and Lakshadweep, covering nearly 6 crore children.
  • The Minister urged parents, caregivers, community leaders, teachers, angan waadi workers and other frontline health workers to become the active part of this campaign.
  • The Measles and Rubella (MR) campaign targets around 41 crore children across the country, the largest ever in any campaign.
  • All children aged between 9 months and less than 15 years will be given a single shot of MR- vaccination.

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