Health staff, volunteers join mass immunization of students against measles, German measles

4Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Jan — The Ministry of Health adopted plans for speeding up health care services so as to ensure longevity of the people free from diseases.
This year, the ministry supervises mass immunization of measles and German measles across the nation.
Health staff gave vaccines to students at No 1 Basic Education High School in Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area on 20 January.
Health staff from Pyinmana Township Hospital (200-bed), members of social organizations and teachers participated in mass immunization tasks.
Likewise, vaccination against measles and German measles is being given to children at basic education schools in Thaton Township, Mon State, as of 19 January.
At the launching ceremony of vaccination at No 2 BEHS in Thaton, Head of District Health Department Dr Daw Khin Win said, “We performed mass immunization for children under 15 from 19 to 27 January for the first phase and remaining children in the community from 19 to 28 February.”
According to the Township Health Department, health staff will vaccinate 45,201 students from 181 basic education schools in the township and 27,389 children in wards and villages at 223 gathering points.—Tun Tun Win (Pyinmana)/Thet Oo

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