The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign was today kick-started by Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, N.A Baba, at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Duderhama here.

ADDC was informed that teams formed by the district administration will cover private/government primary and secondary schools apart from Aanganwadis within the district wherein 1 lakh children will be vaccinated through the campaign.

On the occasion, ADDC said the district health officials are targeting to cover 100 % of the total children from 9 months to 15 years-of-age in all schools of the district, while the rest of the vaccination will be done through Anganwadi centres.

The ADDC urged parents of those children who had not taken measles vaccine in the past to participate in the vaccination drive.

CMO Ganderbal, Dr. R. D. Kasana, Deputy CMO Ganderbal Dr. Mehraj-ud-din and other concerned were present on the occasion.