Over 1 lakh kids get MR dose so far

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Tribune News ServiceLudhiana, May 7Monday was the seventh day of the measles-rubella vaccine drive, and now, the city has crossed the one lakh figure in vaccinating the kids. Principals have been told the importance of the vaccination during the meeting,” said Dr Jasbir Singh. Meanwhile, the Health Department will be now targeting private schools where consent from the parents is yet to come. Dr Jasbir Singh, District Immunisation Officer, said, as many as 65 schools in the district have not given consent for the vaccination after some video against the vaccination went viral. The total number of kids vaccinated till May 7 stands at 1,06,869.

Ludhiana, May 7 Monday was the seventh day of the measles-rubella vaccine drive, and now, the city has crossed the one lakh figure in vaccinating the kids.

The total number of kids vaccinated till May 7 stands at 1,06,869.

The drive was started in the city on May 1.

Since 64 schools in the district have not consented for the vaccination, a meeting was conducted at the District Education Officer’s office (DEO) on Monday with the principals from the government schools where officials from the Health Department were also present.

Dr Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Civil Surgeon, said, On Monday, a meeting was conducted with the government schools and very soon the meeting with both government and private schools will be held and will be chaired by the Deputy Commissioner.

Dr Jasbir Singh, District Immunisation Officer, said, as many as 65 schools in the district have not given consent for the vaccination after some video against the vaccination went viral.

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