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Measles-Rubella Vaccination Dates in India 2019 - Your FAQs

Prasoon Pankaj
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Created by Prasoon Pankaj
Updated on Jan 16, 2019

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WHO (The World Health Organization) recommends that every child receives two doses of measles vaccine. It's also recommended that measles and rubella efforts be combined. The Measles & Rubella vaccination initiative is making great strides to bring this opportunity to the world’s children. The vaccines are safe and effective, and when covered in a population is very high, the viruses stop spreading. Very high coverage can thus lead to the elimination of measles and rubella. [Updated: Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign Halted by Delhi HC]

Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign Dates 2019-20

The government of India initiated MR (Measles & Rubella) Vaccination campaign across the country starting in UP & West Bengal. Check MR Campaign dates for other states/cities...  

City or State

MR Vaccination Dates


Starting 16 Jan’19


Starting 22 July’19

Uttar Pradesh

Starting 27 Nov’18

West Bengal

Starting 27 Nov’18


Starting 27 Nov’18


Started 01 May’18

Rubella infection is sometimes called German Measles or 3-day Measles. It is a generally mild disease caused by the rubella virus. Rubella virus is classified as a togavirus, genusRubi virus.


Your FAQs on MR Vaccination Campaign in India

Here are some frequently asked questions about Measles & Rubella vaccine. Read it.

#1. Question: What is MR Vaccine?

MR stands for the Measles and Rubella Vaccine.

#2. Question: When is going to be given?

Any time in schools on one day, for school children between 27th November and the next 5 weeks. Each school will have a different day. Those too young to attend school will receive it from nearest Anganwadi and Municipal or Government dispensaries.

#3. Question: What is the Importance of Measles?

Measles is a childhood infectious disease that causes high fever cough and severe rash. It is associated with high rates of complications after the illness. They are Pneumonia, Gastroenteritis, Malnutrition.

#4. Question: What Is the Importance of Rubella?

Rubella is also known as German Measles. It is also a childhood illness with fever and rash. Rubella is harmful to a pregnant lady's baby. That baby can get Cataracts, Blindness, Deafness, Mental Retardation, Heart Disease. This is called Congenital Rubella Syndrome.

#5. Question: How often will this vaccine be given?

Just this once in the National Programme.

#6. Question: What about those who have received MMR vaccine earlier?

It is still to be given. To all children between 9 months to 15 years.

#7. Question: What if a child is ill on that day and can't attend school?

It can be given after the child recovers at a later date at local Municipal Dispensary or Anganwadi.

#8. Question: How much will it cost?

It is totally free.

#9. Question: Can we give it to our local Family Physician or Pediatrician?

No, it has to be given at the designated centers only.

#10. Question: We are concerned about the safety of this vaccine!

This is a very safe and effective vaccine. Here's why:

  • It is manufactured by Serum Institute of India for the last 40 years and all doctors have used these vaccines before.
  • Trained Nurses will be administering it
  • Each center will have trained Nurses, Doctors, Government Officials, and School Teachers and Principals too.
  • The syringes will be single-use, they get automatically destroyed after a single-use.
  • All emergency preparations are made for any mishap.
  • All Pediatric and other hospitals will be ready to handle emergencies.


#11. Question: What are the Side-effects?

Generally, the side effects are very mild and they are local pain, swelling and redness, and fever. This can be treated with paracetamol and local ice fomentation. These side effects are common for all vaccinations.

#12. Question: Do you recommend taking the Vaccine?

Yes, Please go ahead & take the vaccines. It is safe & effective. 


Do drop a comment in case you have any other query about MR vaccines and do not forget to share this video with fellow parents and friends.


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Nov 29, 2018

thank you for sharing this information

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| Dec 01, 2018

did it 4 years baby is take to mr

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| Dec 02, 2018

9 month old baby had been given MMR on 26 nov 2018 .Is it necessary to give MR this month?

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| Dec 03, 2018

it was mention age between 9 months to 15 years so every year it has to be taken or just once.

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| Dec 05, 2018

MMR vacation my baby is 9 month old I'm supposed to go for vacation tomorrow so should give dis in her regular hospital r should v go to some other center

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| Dec 06, 2018

it's a government of India initiatives, so to be given at the designated centers only i. e. schools, health centers etc. give only once

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| Dec 06, 2018

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| Dec 18, 2018

wat to do if already vaccinated for MMR 20 days back.... should I go for repeatation..

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| Jan 16, 2019

what should I do as my child is 4yrs11mth should I get him MR vaccinated and also MMR vaccinated after 1mnth

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| Jan 31, 2019

actually I missed my four yrs old sons Mr vaccination at school so now where I could get that done n when

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| May 25, 2021

. TG nfbfj en vous

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