Workshop on MR vaccination held

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2019 11:34:55


Staff Reporter,

Aiming to eradicate dreaded measles and rubella diseases, a workshop for education entities was held at Samanvay Bhawan. Collector Sudam Khade led the workshop and instructed madarsa boards, and principals of all the Government and private schools to support the vaccination campaign as it very important for every child.

Health officials informed educational entities about the measles and rubella vaccination campaign. They told that after few states, MR vaccination has been initiated in Madhya Pradesh with the aim of immunising at least 2 crore children from dangerous measles and rubella. For the purpose, all the administrative departments engaged in child services need to coordinate so that all can help the Immunisation Department to administer vaccination to the maximum children.

Collector Dr Sudam Khade addressed the workshop saying that Government of India has already immunised 20 crore children so far and all the children are safe. Also, the vaccination is very important and necessary to immunise children from dreaded diseases. Therefore, he instructed all the administrative officers, Health Department, educational institutions and other entities engaged in children services to help in vaccinating maximum number of children.

He also instructed the educational staff to organise parents-teachers meeting and counsel the guardians of children about the MR vaccination. He asked them to provide information card of MR vaccination to the children and instructed the schools to organise various competitions to make children aware about the importance of particular vaccination. Moreover, he instructed the administrative staff to make proper cameras set-up at immunising rooms and instructed Health Department keep a close eye on the same. He said that, he will not spare any mismanagement during the immunisation campaign. Dr N U Khan, Chief Medical and Health Officer of Bhopal said that Government of India aims to eradicate measles and rubella by 2020 and for the purpose, they have introduced advance MR vaccination. He said that, MR vaccination is more impactful than the previous vaccine that was administered for respective diseases. He said that, from now onwards, single MR vaccine will be given to conquer the effects of both measles and rubella.

He added that, MR vaccination has no side effects. Child will be immunised with MR vaccination even if the child was immunised by previously used vaccinations for measles and rubella. This will make them more powerful to fight against diseases but MR vaccination will not affect them. He requested departments to support in vaccinating all the children and ensure that every child gets vaccinated with MR vaccination.

Dr N U Khan instructed to ensure that every children aging 9 months to 15 years of age gets immunised by MR vaccination.