Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Bandipora, Mohammad Qasim Wani today inaugurated Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign here at Iqbal Memorial School.
The objective of the campaign is to vaccinate the children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years against Measles Rubella viral disease.
On the occasion, the ADDC enjoined upon the organizers to ensure cent per cent coverage of MR vaccine immunization. He directed coordination of all departments including Education, Health, ICDS, Municipality, Rural Development and others to make the campaign a success.
Giving details about the vaccination campaign, Deputy CMO said that Rubella is an infectious, yet mild viral illness affecting both children and adults that can cause death and disabilities in the newborn if an unprotected pregnant woman gets infected with Rubella virus in early pregnancy.
Among others, BMO Bandipora, AD Fisheries besides technical staff of the Health Department were also present on the occasion.