Karnataka: Measles-rubella campaign kicks off
Bengaluru: The first day of the measles-rubella vaccination campaign launched by the Department of Health and Family Welfare saw 8.72 per cent coverage of children, between the age of nine months and 15 years.
There were some cases of fainting and vomiting after the administering of the vaccines in some districts. "There have been nine such cases following immunisation and two cluster cases at Rajankunte, and Ballur PHC.
But, the children are doing fine. Fainting is a common reaction among school going children, mostly due to anxiety. Sometimes it can also occur owing to vasovagal attack. All the immunization sessions were tagged with Medical officers who were trained and prepared to manage this kind of scenario. And they have been managed quite well," said Shalini Rajneesh, Principal Secretary, Health Department.
"First day witnessed 66,910 children being vaccinated, which is mere 4.81 per cent," added Dr Shalini. The campaign would continue till February 28.