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More than 3 lakh children are being vaccinated against measles and rubella in Rupandehi

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More than 3 lakh children of Rupandehi who have completed 9 months to 15 years of age will be vaccinated against measles-rubella from February 13 to 24. For this, 1,100 vaccination centers have been determined in Rupandehi.

More than 3 lakh children are being vaccinated against measles and rubella in Rupandehi

Through 2 thousand 200 health workers of that age group in the district According to District Public Health Office Rupandehi, 3 lakh 14 thousand 738 people are prepared to be vaccinated against measles and rubella.

Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign 2080/081 The office organized an interaction program with journalists and media workers in Bhairahawa on Tuesday and said that vaccination will be administered in 2 phases in Rupandehi. According to the office, in Rupandehi, which has 16 municipalities, preparations are being made to vaccinate in Butwal Sub-Metropolitan Municipality, Devdah Municipality, Tilottama Municipality, Lumbini Cultural Municipality, Siddharthnagar Municipality, Omasatiya Rural Municipality, Rohini Rural Municipality, Siyari and Suddhodhan Rural Municipality from February 13th to 17th in the first phase.

The second phase will be carried out from February 20th to 24th in Saina Maina Municipality, Gaidhwa, Kanchan, Sammarimai, Marchwari, Kothimai and Mayadevi Rural Municipality.

Head of Health Office Rupandehi Gaurav Dhakal said that the government has conducted a nationwide vaccination campaign to ensure that no child misses vaccination. "In this vaccination campaign, children who have completed the 15th month of birth and have received the regular two-stage vaccination will not be exempted," Dhakal said.

According to him, institutional and community schools with at least 250 children have been made vaccination centers. Arrangements have been made to ensure that the children who are deprived of school and those who are likely to be deprived of education in the slums of laborers and slums far away from school do not miss vaccination.

In 2023, although a commitment was made to eliminate measles and rubella infection, it could not be fulfilled because many children missed the vaccination due to the Covid epidemic. The government has set a target to eliminate measles-rubella in Nepal by 2026. "One child infected with measles and rubella can infect up to 18 people," said Bheshraj Sharma, the vaccination officer of the Health Office, Rupandehi.

प्रकाशित : फाल्गुन ८, २०८० १८:१२
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