14 million children to be vaccinated against measles

HYDERABAD: An anti-measles campaign is underway across the  province, during which around 14 million children will be vaccinated in all 29 districts of the province.

Talking to this scribe here on Friday Director General Health Sindh Dr. Hafeez ul Haq Memon informed that on the first day, 10,93,000 children between six months to 10 years were vaccinated in Sindh and 13.3 million further children will be given vaccine, he said.

Dr. Hafeez ul Haq Memon urged the people to come forward and play their role in eradication of measles.

He said the campaign luckily remained free of all kind of untoward incidents, though there were cases of refusal.

Dr.Memon appealed to the people to get their children vaccinated against measles.

He particularly urged the media to create public awareness about benefits of the vaccination.