One lakh children in Sylhet to be given Measles-Rubella vaccination

SYLHET, A total of 1,00,387 children in Sylhet City

Corporation (SCC) will be vaccinated during the Measles-Rubella(MR)

vaccination campaign on March 18.

“Over one lakh children aged between nine months to 10 years of age will be

vaccinated in Sylhet city during the three- week campaign,” health officer of

Sylhet City Corporation Dr Md Jahidul Islam told at a press briefing today at

the SCC here.

He said ‘Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination Campaign- 2020’ will begin

across the country from March 18 aiming to build up immunity against Measles-

Rubella disease and reduce its transmission among children.

“Vaccinations will be given from 8am to 3pm in Sylhet City Corporation area

from 250 educational institutions, temporary and permanent centres,” he

added.

The Health Ministry sources said the first phase of the campaign will take

place from March 18 to 24 while the second phase will begin on March 28 and

continue till April 11 across the country.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)