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Measles and Rubella Immunization campaign: All children of 413 local levels vaccinated


Nepalnews
2024 Mar 12, 5:28,

 All children of 413 local levels across the country were vaccinated under Measles and Rubella Immunization campaign launched by the government.

All the children of 413 local levels of 24 districts of the country were immunized, said Chief of Child Health and Immunization Section, Dr Abhiyan Gautam. The immunization campaign is underway at 180 local levels of 43 districts.

Around 66 per cent children (3.792 million children) were vaccinated so far. He shared that the immunization campaign has not been launched in 122 local levels of mountain belt due to snowfall. The government has launched the vaccination drive in 75 districts except Rukum (West) and Jajarkot in view of risk of measles and rubella infection from February 25.

The government has set a target of administering the vaccine against measles and rubella to 5.742 million children of 75 districts. Children under 15 years from nine months are being vaccinated. A total of 49.937 health workers and 59,906 volunteers are mobilized for the vaccination campaign.


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