Inoculation drive: 100,000 children get measles shots

By APP
Published: May 19, 2018
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RAWALPINDI: Over 100,000 children, between six months to five years of age, were administered anti-measles injection under a six-day drive launched in 46 union councils of the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation, said Deputy District Officer (DDO) Health Dr Zeeshan.

Under the on-going drive, he said, 100,000 children have so far been administered measles vaccine till Friday  while the set target of the campaign  would be achieved till May 19.

The DDO informed that mobile health teams were operating in the MCR area to complete the task of immunization.

He urged the citizens, particularly the parents, to come forward and play their role for elimination of the crippling disease from the society.

“The parents should cooperate with the special teams so that the set target could be achieved,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2018.

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