SHILLONG, Oct 02: Health and Family Welfare Department, Secretary, Pravin Bakshi informed that a total of 1,40,577 children in Meghalaya have been vaccinated for Measles-Rubella till October 1 with East Jaintia Hills clocking the most impressive coverage figures of 41% immunization.
Five districts had done a soft launch for Measles-Rubella Campaign on September 24; all the 11 districts jointly launched the campaign on October 1.
According to Bakshi, East Jaintia Hills covered 41% immunization, West Jaintia Hills 37% and West Khasi Hills with 22% .
It may be mentioned that In Meghalaya, a total of 13 lakh children are to be vaccinated whereas nationally this figure stands at about 41 crores.
“There are some schools where the coverage is 100 % and in this, West Jaintia Hills district leads with 32 schools. The figures for Garo Hills which was launched on Monday are also promising as many urban schools reported 100% immunization,” Bakshi said.
He appealed the parents and teachers to not believe in rumours or even circulate misinformation.