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Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers typically contain ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, n-propanol or a mixture of two from these. The antisepsis of alcohols is due to their protein denaturing capability. For maximum effectiveness, the alcohol solution should have a concentration between 60 to 80%. Concentration above 80% is less effective as reduced amounts of water inhibit denaturation of proteins.
The amount of alcohol in a sanitizer may be expressed as either of two:

Congenital Rubella Syndrome

CRS is a group of birth defects that occur when a woman gets infected with rubella virus during pregnancy. The virus can harm the developing fetus and result in a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including deafness, blindness, heart defects and intellectual disabilities.
CRS is a preventable disease and can be avoided by ensuring the girls and women are vaccinated against rubella well before they are pregnant.
Symptoms of CRS may not appear immediately after birth and may take weeks or even months to develop. The severity of CRS can vary.

MR Vaccine

Live attenuated vaccine, containing Measle and Rubella
Storage: +2 to +8 degree Celsius
Use within 4 hours of reconstitution
At the session site: Keep in the WELL of the icepack
Open vial policy: NOT applicable
Extremely sensitive to sunlight, therefore packaged in dark color glass
Vial: contains 10 doses
DOSE: 0.5 ml
ROUTE: Subcutaneous
SITE: Right upper arm

MR Vaccine

MR Campaign

It was launched in 2017. Simultaneously, the measles vaccine in the NIS (National Immunization Schedule) was replaced with MR vaccine. Hence, currently two doses of MR vaccines are given under the NIS.
1. At 9 to 12 months of age
2. At 16 to 24 months of age
It is a mass vaccination carried out as periodic events lasting 4 to 6 weeks each. Follow-up campaigns are also organized.
The purpose is to:
• Eliminate Measles, which is an extremely contagious disease with high mortality.
• Control (Reduce the incidence) of ‘Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)


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