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Media Sensitization workshop on Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination Campaign held
By Our Correspondent, 12/09/2018, Agartala

A media Sensitization Workshop on Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination Campaign at the conference hall of DM West organized by District Health & Family Welfare Society on Wednesday.  DM West, CMO Dr Moushumi Sarkara along with others remained present in the program.

It is to be mentioned here that Tripura government is all set to launch mass scale Measles and Rubella (MR) immunization program across the state from September 15 for a month to vaccinated more than 10 lakh children age group between nine months and 15 years.

The first vaccination program will be held at Holy Cross School.
Addressing media the officials stated that MR vaccine would be provided free of cost in the schools, social institutions and other facilitation centers across the state as per the mission to eliminate measles and control rubella disease by 2020 in India.
While measles is an acute viral infection spread via respiratory secretions and aerosols and complications and mortality is highest among the children age of less than two years and adult, Rubella is a mild, self limiting viral illness and India has been suffering from the diseases.

However, Total Beneficiary in the district (9 months to 15 years) is 226041, 1892 total session, 761 total school session, Community Session 667, Mobile vaccinators team 53, 442 fixed session in hospitals, total vaccines required 25199, total vaccinators 305.

The aim of organizing this media workshop is to create awareness and eliminate Measles-Rubella (MR). Ensures every child get Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination to completely eradicate the threat of Measles-Rubella (MR).



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