Measles and rubella campaign kicks off in Punjab


LAHORE, Nov 15 (Online): Measles and rubella campaign 2021 has kicked off in Punjab. .

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday launched measles and rubella campaign 2021 across the province.

As per media reports 46.6 million children from 9 months to 15 years of age would be vaccinated during the drive which will continue till November 27.

Dr Yasmin Rashid has appealed to the parents to get vaccinate their children as this campaign will protect our future generations. We have been focused on prevention right from day one, she added.

“We are taking a number of steps to save children from diseases. Rubella can cause lifelong complications if it affects pregnant mothers. We will continue to take revolutionary measures to save children from diseases,” she went on to say.
The campaign targets children aged from 9 months to 15 years and Polio vaccine will also be administered to children below five years age.
The campaign will be conducted in public and private health facilities, outreach centers as well as educational facilities.