Measles – Rubella Vaccine:

1)Measles Rubella is also called as German Measles.
2)The Measles – Rubella Vaccine is one of the ten vaccines under Universal Immunisation Program (UIP) and it is set to be introduced from next month in few states and UT.
3)In addition to it, Pneumococcal Pneumonia vaccine will also become a part of Universal Immunisation Program (UIP) from March.The UIP has already twelve vaccines such as BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin), DPT (Dipththeria, Pertussis and Tetanus), OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine), Hepatitis B, Measles, TT (Tetanus Toxoid), Japanese Encephalitis, Pentavalent Vaccine, Rotavac (Rotavirus), Measles – Rubella, Adult Japanese Encephalitis and Inactivated Polio Vaccine.