Over 3 lakh children administered MR vaccine so far in state

YUPIA, Feb 13: A total of 3,30,000 children have been vaccinated so far under the ongoing measles-rubella vaccination campaign across the state without any adverse effects.
This was revealed by NHM Mission Director Dr T Raghav in a review meeting on MRVC held here on Tuesday.
Urging the people not to believe in “misleading and false” viral videos on MRV, he said the vaccine is free of side effects and the government is committed to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020.
“The vaccine, which is certified by the WHO, does not cause any side effects and it provides long-term protection from measles and rubella,” he said.
Raghav urged stakeholders, including parents and medical staffs, to ensure that the campaign is a success.
State Immunization Officer Dr D Padung said all children between 9 months and less than 15 years must get vaccinated during the campaign which is being held in all schools, community halls, anganwadi centres and government health centres.
“Today’s vaccines are safer and more effective. Before a vaccine makes its way into the universal immunization programme, the health ministry and other competent technical expert groups analyze and deliberate on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy,” Dr Padung said.