Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign to begin Dec 12

DHAKA, Dec 5, 2020 (BSS) – A 44-day ‘Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign’ is set to begin on December 12 across the country with a target for administering 3.40 crore Children.

“‘Measles-Rubella Campaign was scheduled to launch on December 5. But the authorities have rescheduled the vaccination campaign on December 12 instead of December 5 due to unavoidable circumstances,” Dr Md Shamsul Haque, director of The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), told BSS .

Shamsul said a total 3.40 crore children aged between nine months to under 10 years, will be vaccinated across the country to prevent measles and control rubella.

The Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign will end on January 24, he added.


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