Bhubaneswar: Feb 28, 2011
With measles continuing to be leading cause of childhood and disability, the State government has approved for introduction of second dose of measles vaccine in the State. In a notification issued on Friday, the Health and Family Welfare Department says, “measles vaccine has been introduced in the country for more than 40 years and has a good track record of safety. It is already in the vaccination schedule of the State.” Measles is a vaccine preventable disease which is an important cause of under five mortality in the State . Currently, the vaccine for measles is part of the universal immunisation programme and is given at nine months as a single dose.
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