Over 1.1 crore children in Odisha have been vaccinated under the Measles-Rubella (MR) Vaccination campaign that lasted 20 days from January 29 to February 17 . The Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign that started on January 29 has been completed in 70,367 schools, said Kamalakanta Das, state immunisation officer. While the school campaign was completed on February 17, the community level campaign started from February 19 and will continue up to March 16. Till date, 37,160 outreach vaccination sessions have been conducted in villages, he added. ‘Under the Measles-Rubella Vaccination school campaign over 1 crore children in Odisha have been vaccinated and the community level campaign will continue up to March 16.’ During this period, sessions are being conducted at the Anganwadi centres, different health centres and hospitals to vaccinate all children in 9-month to 5-year age group, as well as non-school going children and school left outs. All districts are conducting the mop-up drive to vaccinate school children who are not vaccinated during school campaign. During the community campaign, the designated workers will visit each and every household to educate the importance of MR vaccine. The mop-up drive will start from March 17 to ensure every child is being vaccinated. Due to the MR vaccination campaign in the state, the Pulse Polio drive will be held from April 15-17 as the first round and April 20- 22 as the second round. During the drive, children from 0 to 5 years age group will be given two drops of oral polio vaccine, said Braja Kishore Brahma, Director Health Services. Source: IANS << Sexting Rates Spike Among Teenagers How To Prevent Obesity? Change Unhealthy Habits in Kids >> Recommended Reading Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign Launched in Odisha Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off a Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign that will cover around 1.13 crore children in the state. READ MORE Measles Vaccination Reduces Child Mortality Rates All-cause mortality is significantly lower when a child is most recently immunized with a measles vaccine, revealed research. READ MORE Measles Outbreak Kills 58 Children in Indonesia Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a month-long outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province. READ MORE Odisha Government Launches Three Phase Measles Vaccination Campaign The government aims to vaccinate all children through the campaign to eradicate measles and rubella virus. READ MORE Antibiotics Antibiotics are among the most used and abused medications. This article explains some general features about antibiotics. READ MORE Top 10 Vaccine Myths Debunked Childhood vaccination has saved many lives, yet lots more has to be done to increase awareness and eliminate myths regarding vaccines. READ MORE Traveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert! Traveling with children is always challenging as it involves careful planning. Here are some precautions that need to be taken when traveling abroad with kids. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Post-Nasal Drip Drug - Food Interactions More News on: Height and Weight-KidsAntibioticsTop 10 Vaccine Myths DebunkedTraveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert!