January 14, 2019, 23:11New Delhi, Jan. 15 (Prensa Latina) The capital of India will start today a vaccination campaign against rubella and measles in favor of around half and millions of children aged between nine and thirty months to 15 years.
At the first stage, vaccines will be small from 5,400 schools, followed by another 4,300 small and informal educational centers, according to the Ministry of Health and Family.
India seeks to eliminate bark and control the rubella and congenital rubella syndrome by 2020.
Focused on schools, communities and government hospitals and medical centers, vaccination campaigns across India cover nearly 400 million children.
About 26 million births are produced annually throughout the densely populated South Asian country.
According to a national health survey, 62% of Indian children aged 12 to 23 months received basic vaccines in the period 2015-2016, which is 44% more than ten years ago, in 2005, 2006
In order to protect children from preventable diseases, the Ministry of Public Health and Welfare has launched a massive campaign against measles and rubella in February 2017.
As of December 2018, more than 200 million children across India received this vaccine, according to official data.
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