Measles and Rubella

Measles in Maharashtra on the verge to become a public health emergency: Experts

To prevent measles and rubella in Mumbai, the state government on Thursday established a special task force for measles and began administering an additional dose of vaccine. Measles vaccinations are given twice, once at nine months and once at sixteen months postpartum. Pune: Dr. Subhash Salunkhe, the director of the 11-person task force established by the […]

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Babies Vaccination

Babies should get their 1st measles shot at 6 months not 9: experts in Maharashtra

A discussion about whether authorities should consider giving the first dose of the measles-rubella vaccine at six months rather than the current requirement of nine months has been sparked by an eight-month-old boy who became critically ill on Monday due to the disease. Mumbai: On Monday, the number of measles-related deaths in the state reached […]

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