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The government's goal is to eliminate measles by 2020 Mumbai: The state and state on Monday set a target to eliminate measles and control rota and congenital rubella syndrome by 2020.

A target is determined to give this vaccine to 3.38 crore children. 19659003] A six-week Measles-Rubella vaccination drive for children…

A target is determined to give this vaccine to 3.38 crore children. 19659003] A six-week Measles-Rubella vaccination drive for children between the age group of nine months and 15 years begins Tuesday in the state, said Deputy Prime Minister Deepak Sawant.

A target is established to give this vaccine to 3.38 crore children. The health department is ready to achieve 95 percent target for vaccination. This vaccine is safe and health care appealed to the custodians to have their departments vaccinated.

Sawant said: “Although the vaccine has already been given to children, they will be vaccinated again as an extra protection.”

He further added: “In the first phase of this ca-mpaign, the program will be conducted in every school in the state and Anganwadi’s throughh outsourcing. In the last few weeks, the non-vaccinated children will be covered.”

The vaccine-rubella vaccine has been used in 1

49 countries for 149 years. Proper training is given to ANM, ASHA and Anganwadi Sevikas in order to successfully complete this campaign.

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