Bangladesh: Vaccination Campaign Begins for Rohingya Children


Dhaka: A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Bangladesh.

All the children, aged between six months and 15 years, will be vaccinated for rubella (measles), Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon Abdus Salam told the Daily Star newspaper.

Children below five years will be administered polio vaccines while kids between six-month-old to five-year-old will be provided vitamin A capsules, the surgeon said.

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), over 200,000 of the estimated 400,000 Rohingyas who fled violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 25 are children.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh government planning to build 14,000 new shelters for Rohingya refugees.


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