Minister of State for Labor and Employment Santosh Gangwar opened the campaign in Bareilly.
Chief medical director Dr. Vineet Shukla said: "All children aged nine months to 15 years need to be immunized in this campaign. We target 5,800 government and private schools and madrassas in the first phase. The staff of these educational institutions is giving us full support. We will cover all students in the next 15 days. We will campaign in the anganwadi centers, in the government and in private hospitals for free immunization of children who do not attend school. "
Rubella, also known as German measles, is transmitted by the rubella virus. Experts say that if a pregnant woman is infected with the rubella virus, this can lead to spontaneous abortion or serious birth defects.
One authority had previously said: "Rubella and measles have common characteristics, such as rashes and fever. But both are different. Although measles cases have declined and only two confirmed cases have been reported in 2017 in the district's public hospitals, we have no data available on rubella since it has not been diagnosed. But there are possibilities, so rubella vaccination will be given for the first time along with measles. "