Amid an increase in the number of measles cases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Wednesday asked states and Union Territories to administer one additional dose of measles and rubella vaccines to all children, aged 9 months to 5 years, in vulnerable areas.
The directions came after a meeting of Domain Knowledge Technical Experts held under the chairpersonship of member (Health), NlTl Aayog, to review the situation. “Administering one additional dose of Measles and Rubella Containing Vaccines (MRCVs) to all children aged 9 months to 5 years in vulnerable areas (geographies which are showing recent increase in numbers of measles cases) should be identified by the state government/UT administration in ‘Outbreak Response immunisation (ORl)’ mode,” said the order issued by the ministry. View More