This month three million young people in Laos are being immunized against measles and rubella in a nationwide campaign. The effort aims to dramatically reduce and even stop local transmission of the viruses in Laos. So what do kids in Laos do after receiving a jab?
These kids in Pakse celebrated a little and took advantage of the short break at school to spin their disks. Remember this game and the high whistle of those disks? You can still make your own spinning disk – have a look here. And watch this blog for more on the Laos measles and rubella campaign, supported by the Measles Initiative, later this week.