Chandigarh, May 2 (PTI) Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said today that appropriate action will be taken against people spreading false information about Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine.

He has given instructions to the cyber crime cell to identify the persons who are generating false and misleading information against the vaccine.

The minister had yesterday launched a state-level MR vaccination campaign from Faridkot district and 2,36,043 children were vaccinated on the first day.

On alleged misinformation being spread on social media that the vaccine can cause impotency in the children, he said, “rumormongers should come out with facts.” In a statement issued here, Mohindra said some unscrupulous and anti social elements were trying to derail the campaign by propagating false and malicious information about the vaccine.

Notably, there were some reports that parents at a few places in the state were reluctant in sending their children to schools to avoid MR vaccination in the wake of the rumours spreading on social media.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.