Faridabad/ Alive News: Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination camp was organized in Bhartiya Vidya Kunj School, Palla, Faridabad here today. The children aged between 5 to 15 years-old were vaccinated. The school convinced its parents to vaccinate their children, resulting they were seen excitedly participating in vaccination camp.
Doctors say the vaccine is safe and effective
Doctors who vaccinated said that parents need not to believe any rumor about “side-effects” of the vaccine, it is safe and effective. They said parents should utilizes the opportunity to vaccinate their children, because the objective of the government was to eliminate measles and congenital rubella syndrome from the country and build up immunity in children aged between nine months to fifteen years.
The doctors said it prevents the ill-effects associated with measles virus that caused diarrhoea, pneumonia or even death among young children. They further said the congenital rubella syndrome in pregnancy can cause abortion, still birth and intrauterine growth retardation. A child born with rubella virus would suffer from deafness, blindness, cardiac defects, mental retardation and liver disorder, the stated.
At the end, the school Chairman Dr. Kusum Sharma thanked the health team and lauded the government’s initiative. She said that children will benefit from vaccination and will be able to focus on their studies.