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School scores 100% in inoculation test

Graham Middle School here has emerged as the first school in Hailakandi district to achieve 100 per cent success in measles-rubella (MR) vaccination.

By Correspondent in Hailakandi
  • Published 2.09.18
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Adil Khan with the students of Graham Middle School in Hailakandi on Saturday

Hailakandi: Graham Middle School here has emerged as the first school in Hailakandi district to achieve 100 per cent success in measles-rubella (MR) vaccination.

The school has vaccinated all the 150 students on its roll, drawing appreciation from the district administration.

At a function held on the school premises here on Saturday to commemorate the feat, Hailakandi deputy commissioner Adil Khan congratulated the teachers of the school, parents and students for ensuring 100 per cent success in MR vaccination. Khan hoped that other schools in the district would achieve the same feat.

He requested all the private schools in the district to participate in the campaign to vaccinate every child.

There are altogether 1,484 private and government schools in the district where MR vaccination campaign is going on.

Khan said the district administration would extend cooperation and support to achieve the 100 per cent target.

A little over 2.15 lakh children have been targeted for the immunisation drive.

District immunisation officer K. Thambalsena said vaccination is the only effective way to tackle the two diseases.

Health authorities here emphasised on proper micro-planning and involvement of community leaders and parents as proper planning at grassroots level is the key to success of such a campaign. 

District media expert Monica Das said people need not believe any rumours about the "side effects" of the vaccine, as it is safe and effective. "The objective of the government is to eliminate measles and congenital rubella syndrome by 2020 and build up immunity in children between nine months and 15 years," Das said.

The vaccination campaign will continue in schools till October 1 and subsequently in regular outreach and fixed session sites.