More than 335,000 children from 1-14 years of age in the northern mountainous province of Son La have received measles-rubella vaccination during a drive conducted between September 2014 and January 2015, it was reported at a conference in June 10.

The number represented 98.5 percent of the set target, with nine out of 12 districts and towns recording an injection rate of 100 percent. No case of severe side effect or accident was reported throughout the campaign.

Delegates of the conference attributed the outcomes to the strong leadership of Party committees and authorities at all levels, the smooth coordination among relevant departments and mass organizations, and the efforts and dedication of the medical staff. Effective communications efforts under different forms such as posters and banners also helped the locals have better understanding of the benefits of vaccination, thus contributing to the high rate of inoculation.

On this occasion, Son La People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to 5 teams and 9 individuals for their great performance in organizing and executing the campaign.-VNA