Indradhanush first phase from Monday

Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Ramakrishna said that the first phase of Mission Indradhanush will be conducted in Mangaluru City Corporation limits from July 16.

Pregnant women and children, within six years of age, will be vaccinated to protect them from tetanus, diphtheria, influenza-B, polio, measles and rubella diseases.

Addressing reporters in Mangaluru on Friday, he said that the main objective of the campaign is to cover the pregnant women and children who have been left out in the earlier rounds of Mission Indradhanush.

The first phase will be held between July 16 and 20. The dates of vaccination are July 16, 17, 18 and 20, he added.

The dates of vaccination in the second phase is August 13,14,17 and 18. In the third phase, the vaccine will be given on September 10,11,14 and 15.

In Mangaluru City Corporation limits, there are 318 pregnant women, 815 children within two years and 22 children between five and six years, the district health officer said.

The vaccine will be given at Urban Primary Health Centres in Jeppu, Padil, Shaktinagar, Bunder, Kasba Bendre, Kulai, Suratkal, Ekkur, Kunjathbail and Ladyhill, for free. Apart from these, 83 additional booths have been set up for the purpose.

The inauguration of the campaign will be held at Jeppu Urban Primary Health Centre at 10 am, the DHO added.

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