Measles-rubella mass immunization campaign conducted in Nay Pyi Taw, Ayeyawady Region

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To meet the WHO’s regional goal of measles elimination and rubella control by 2020, the Ministry of Health is organizing the second phase of nationwide measles-rubella mass immunization campaign from 19 to 28 February.
The community-based vaccination is also aimed at preventing both infectious diseases in the target aged group of 9 months to 15 years including all children who were left out, drop out or missed school vaccination. According to Zabuthiri Township Health Department in Nay Pyi Taw council area, during the second phase campaign, altogether 167 children among over 400 target audiences in the township have received the new combined measles-rubella vaccine so far. Health staff will give vaccine to remaining children.
The Health Department in Myanaung Township in Ayeyawady Region said there are 24,297 children to accept the vaccine in the second phase programme, with over 30,000 students already received the vaccine during the school-based campaign in January.
In the last month campaign, over 36,000 students in Tatkon Township in Nay Pyi Taw also received the vaccine, with the Township Health Department achieving 98.6 percent coverage in it, an official said.—Thant Maung, Win Bo (Myanaung Township IPRD), Tin Soe Lwin (Tatkon Township IPRD)

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