Mohali : To eliminate Measles and control Rubella / Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) by 2020, the MoH & FW, Govt. of India has introduced Rubella vaccine in its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) as Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine. The MR campaign is to cover 100 % of the targeted children and to provide an opportunity to ensure immunization against Measles and Rubella for children left out during routine immunization. The targeted age group for MR vaccination is children between the ages of 09 months to 15 years.
Students from Pre Nursery to Class X were covered in this campaign. Around 2000 students got vaccinated under this campaign which proved to be a huge success. 10 teams of 6 doctors and nurses were in school all day. They were hugely appreciative of the arrangement and organization of the camp and congratulated the school management for the same.