Measles Rubella vaccination campaign covers 98 per cent of

Measles Rubella vaccination campaign covers 98 per cent of

Kohima :

Around 98 per cent of the children in Nagaland in the age group of 9 months to 15-years have been vaccinated against measles rubella (MR) during the special vaccination campaign launched by the state government, a Health department official has said.

The Measles Rubella vaccination campaign (MRVC) was officially launched by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on October 3 and it concluded on November 29, with a total state coverage of 98 per cent of the targeted 4.48 lakh children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years, state Immunization officer, Dr Atoshe Sema said in a release on Tuesday.

It said 4.38 children have been immunised during thevaccination campaign.

Mon district achieved the highest 99.85 per cent immunisation followed by Kiphire at 99.60 per cent, Longleng at 99.09 per cent. The least covered district is Kohima with 95.57 per cent coverage, the release said.

He said the Health department will continue to monitor new measles and rubella cases through active surveillance and further strengthen routine immunization activities in the state with the experiences gained during the campaign.

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