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Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign

Start from 27 th November 2018                               

Dear Parents,

This is for your kind information that we are participating in governments Campaign against Rubella & Measles.

Ministry of Health & Family welfare has launched & phased nationwide campaign to support WHO’s campaign to “ Eliminate measles & control rubella congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020

This highly effective & safe MR vaccine dose administered in this campaign is considered as additional to the routinely given doses in the vaccination schedule. It provides additional Immunity Boosting & protection from both Measles & Rubella. It also provides another opportunity of vaccination for children who have missed their doses in routine immunization.

Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe & cost-effective vaccination is available.

India accounted for approximately 37% of global measles deaths

( 49,200 measles deaths in 2015 out of 1.35 lacs.)

Measles Vaccination resulted in a 79%drop in measles deaths between 2000 & 2015 worldwide.During 2000-2015, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 2 crores (20 million)  deaths making measles vaccination one of the best buys in public health.

Rubella is contagious, generally mild Viral Infection that occurs most often in children & young adults.

Rubella infection in pregnant women may cause foetal death or congenital defects (like blindness, deafness, and heart defects)known as Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) worldwide, over 1 lac babies are born with CRS every year. There is no specific treatment for Rubella but the disease is preventable by vaccination.

In India Mr campaign started in February 2017 and till date, total 20 states/UTs have been covered. It”s on going in 8 states. More than 12.5 million children are re-vaccinated successfully. Maharashtra state has planned to launch MR campaign in the 4 th week of November 2018.

Our target is to reach 100% eligible(i.e children from age 9 months to 15 years) children.

Just one shot MR Vaccine is effective for preventing 2 diseases( Irrespective of earlier immunization status or diseases)

This additional vaccine will be given in all school including government, private,missionary & kendriya vidyalaya,etc. for children in age group of 9 months to 15 years.

Your support is valuable for success of this campaign, all students in the school will be vaccinated on a previously scheduled day by government medical team with all precautionary measures and according to the SOP of vaccination.

Let us join this movement together. Measles,Rubella immunization campaign is going to start from 27 th November 2018 in schools.

Exact date will be intimated after Diwali vacations to your school.

  • For non-school going  children of age 9 months to 6 years and others MR vaccine in available  at specified government and Pune Municipal Corporation Hospitals

Pune Municipal Corporation,

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