TNPSC Thervupettagam

Measles Vaccine in India

May 19 , 2024 24 days 167 0
  • Nearly 12 per cent of children in India who are eligible for measles vaccination have received none of the recommended double-dose.
  • It is signalling a "concerning gap" in immunisation coverage.
  • The team found that close to 30 per cent of the eligible children have received only one measles-containing vaccine (MCV1).
  • About 60 per cent have been fully immunised (MCV2).
  • The findings showed that zero-dose cases were high in the northeastern states, with Nagaland reporting the greatest share at 26 per cent.
  • Tamil Nadu was found to report the lowest at 4.6 per cent.

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