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4 lakh children vaccinated against Measles & Rubella: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Nearly four lakh children in the age-group of 9 months to 15 years have been vaccinated against and in Meghalaya, Minister A L said Tuesday.

The one-month programme, which was launched in the state on September 24, aims to cover 13 lakh children.

"Till date, 3,82,421 children have been covered in the programme including 1,93,855 girls," told here.

He said district led the coverage with 65 per cent closely followed by district with 60 per cent coverage.

The Minister said the campaign was first taken up in schools because the target groups are of school going age and the will also be available across the state.

An outreach session for the non-school going children will also be taken up at a later phase, he said.

The MR was taken across the country with the Centre deciding to eradicate and by 2020.

is responsible for almost 50,000 deaths due to complications while there are estimated 50,000 cases of cases in the country annually.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 16:10 IST