Ba Ria-Vung Tau launches measles-rubella vaccination campaign hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source:VNA)
Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) – The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has recently launched a campaign to give the measles–rubella vaccination to juveniles aged 16-17 in the locality.

The plan targets to inoculate about 18,700 11th and 12th grade high school students against measles and rubella.

The vaccination campaign, will be implemented from March to April.

The provincial health and education sectors are asked to focus on popularising the benifits brought by the measles-rubella campaign.

The national campaign on meases-rubella vaccination was launched in mid-September, 2014, and has so far provided injections to 19 million children from one to 14 years old or 95.7 percent of the total demographic population.

The campaign was expanded to children aged 16-17 from February 22, 2016.-VNA