Measles Rubella Vaccine National Campaign

  • S Vasudevan Medical College, Trivandrum

Abstract

India has attained impressive milestones through immunisation and continues with its efforts to achieve comprehensive immunisation coverage for a birth cohort of 27 million children through the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). Immunisation is one of the most effective public health intervention strategies for protection of children especially under 5 years of age from life threatening conditions which are preventable. Despite high vaccination levels for each individual vaccines, India’s full vaccination coverage levels has plateaued around 65% (RSOC 2013-14) in the last few years with slow progress thus contributing to continued high burden of morbidity and mortality in children from vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs)

Author Biography

S Vasudevan, Medical College, Trivandrum

Professor, Department of Urology

Published
2017-09-27
How to Cite
Vasudevan, S. (2017). Measles Rubella Vaccine National Campaign. Kerala Medical Journal, 10(3), 100-101. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/39