Five million children to be vaccinated

Government will roll out a massive rubella measles vaccination programme targeting five million children aged between nine and 15. The roll out of the new combined rubella and measles vaccine known as MMR vaccine will be administered concurrently with Vitamin A supplements for six months old children. The supplements will be administered on a six month interval thereafter until children reach five. Studies have revealed the growing threat of rubella measles among children with sporadic outbreaks recorded in recent years. – The Herald.