Campaign to administer measles-rubella vaccine to children

Campaign to administer measles-rubella vaccine to children

Three-week drive on in Kodagu from February 7, says DC

Deputy Commissioner Richard Vincent D’Souza directed the Health and Family Welfare Officer to work towards creating awareness on the measles-rubella vaccination campaign in the district.

Chairing a preparatory meeting at his office in Madikeri on Wednesday, he said that the vaccination campaign will be held for three weeks starting February 7.

All children between the age of nine months and 15 years will be administered the vaccines. Awareness programmes should be broadcast on radio and other media, he added.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr O R Srirangappa said that the awareness programmes will be conducted in association with the departments of Public Instructions, Women and Child Welfare, Social Welfare, Labour Welfare and the local administrative bodies.

RCH officer Dr Nilesh said that the vaccination booths will be set up in all schools in the first week of the campaign. The booths will be opened at all health centres, anganwadi centres and at other places in the next two weeks. All families must take their children in the specified age group to have them vaccinated against measles and rubella.

DDPI G R Basavaraju, Social Welfare Department deputy director Mayadevi Galagali and district surgeon Dr Aziz were present at the meeting.