Measles and rubella immunization nears 50 percent – ANTARA News Mataram

Tarakan (ANTARA) – The Tarakan Health Service, North Kalimantan, said that measles and rubella immunization for children has reached almost 50 percent. “The interest is quite good because in the middle of the road, the central government has to carry out immunization months, even though we don’t have a budget, we are still trying to do it,” said Acting Head of the Tarakan Health Service, Devi Ika Indriarti in Tarakan, Sunday (19/6).

He said that currently immunization is not only carried out at the Tarakan Health Office, but is also distributed at the Puskesmas, Posyandu and enters the school environment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, other types of immunization are still being carried out. However, the condition of the Posyandu at that time was closed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, so it was directed to be carried out at the Puskesmas.

Devi said that by 2022 the target, vaccination for all types must be able to reach 90 percent. And rubella immunization itself has its own function, including pregnant women.

Also read: UN: 117 million children do not get immunized because of COVID-19

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