SRINAGAR: Meetings were held in Budgam, Anantnag, Kulgam and Shopian today to review the preparations for the Measles Rubella vaccination campaign to be launched as part of state-wide immunization campaign for children of age 9 months -15 years starting from September 1.
In Budgam and Kulgam the meetings were chaired by DDC Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar and DDC Kulgam Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani. In Anantnag the meeting was chaired by chairmanship of Deputy CMO, Anantnag. In Shopian a day-long workshop was also held on the importance of measles-rubella vaccination which was inaugurated by the Addl. Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Parvaiz Sajad Ganie, who was the chief guest on the occasion.
It was informed that the campaign to be launched for the first time in the state will run in three phases for a total of 6 weeks. It was said the first phase will be held in schools, the second in the community including high-risk areas and the third phase will involve a mop-up during which those having missed out will be administered the vaccination.
The officials were asked to prepare list of enrolled the students of government/private schools upto 10th class and also students of Madrasa and Darul-ulooms and children at home, so that every single child will be immunized during the campaign.