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Binh Thuan (VNA) – The central province of Binh Thuan next month will launch a measles–rubella vaccination programme for about 43,400 people aged 16-17 in 10 districts in the locality.

According to the provincial Preventive Health Centre, the campaign is aimed at eliminating the disease by 2017.

11th and 12th grade high school students and those who were born from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 1999 will be eligible for vaccinations.

In 2014 and 2015, about 293,000 aged 1-14 in Binh Thuan received injections in a measles–rubella immunisation campaign.

The province has not detected any cases of measles since the beginning of the year.-VNA