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Bình Thuận to launch vaccination campaign

Update: April, 29/2016 - 18:00
Some 43,400 youth aged 16-17 years will benefit from a free measles-rubella vaccination campaign in Bình Thuận next month. –– VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

BÌNH THUẬN  — The central province of Bình Thuận will next week launch a measles-rubella vaccination campaign to cover some 43,400 youth aged 16- 17 years.

The free vaccination will be offered to class 11 and 12 students in 10 districts and towns in the province.

The campaign aims to eliminate measles in Việt Nam by 2017 and control rubella and its effects in the future.

The province carried out a free measles-rubella vaccination campaign in 2014 and 2015. Some 293,000 children aged 1-14 years benefited from the campaign.

 No case of measles or rubella has, so far, been reported this year in the province, thanks to successful preventive measures.

More than 19.7 million children aged 1-14 years were also vaccinated against measles and rubella during a six-month vaccination campaign that ended in May last year. –– VNS

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