LUCKNOW: At least 30 school going children fell ill after they were administered vaccination for measles and rubella in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
The incident took place at a camp in Saraswati Shishu Mandir school in Shahjahanpur district.
The children started complaining of headache and dizziness. They were immediately rushed to the district hospital.
Shahjahanpur: Over 30 children fell ill yesterday after they were given vaccination for measles and rubella at a camp in Saraswati Shishu Mandir school. They were admitted to district hospital after they complained of headache and dizziness. pic.twitter.com/RGEdiqBswI
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In 2017, an estimated 1,10,000 deaths were due to measles across the globe, according to a report by World Health Organization (WHO).
In India, to eliminate measles and control rubella by 2020, the government has initiated the Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign targeting to vaccinate 410 million children and adolescents between 9 months to 15 years of age. Started in February 2017, 135 million children have been vaccinated in 28 states/UTs so far.