Skip to comments.Lack of flu shots for migrants at CBP detention centers a concern, critics say
Posted on 08/21/2019 8:29:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and their medical contractors do not administer influenza vaccines to migrants being held at detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border, reports said Tuesday.
In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor its medical contractors administer vaccinations to those in our custody, the agency told The Hill in a statement. Children receive the flu vaccine once they are transferred from CBP to Health and Human Services (HHS) custody, the CBP spokesperson said.
Earlier this month, doctors from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and other medical groups wrote a letter to two top House Democrats, asking for a congressional investigation into conditions at border detention centers ahead of flu seasons. The doctors argued a rapid turnover of detainees increases the spread of influenza at centers.
The doctors said at least three of the six children who died in CBP custody this year were at least partially affected by the flu, according to their autopsy reports.
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I wonder if the tens of thousands of homeless sleeping on the streets of SF and LA get flu shots every year. Maybe if they called themselves migrants, they would receive better care.
Fixed it, because it's never enough.
God help us! You know there will be a fatal or disastrous reaction to even only one of these people and their family will win the lawyers lottery. So the US Taxpayer will be put on the hook for that, as well. Knowing how the victim industry works, as a taxpayer, I propose we allow them to suffer the natural risk they have incurred on their own.
Send them home for their shots and any medical treatment.
Yup, this is what especially galls me, we veterans and other Americans on the streets, we have Americans that can’t get free medical or free flu shots but the demoncraps can always find tons of taxpayer money for illegals.
Whatever happened to ‘getting your shots’ before traveling to a foreign county?
When my wife came to this country almost 50 years ago, she had to show her International Immunizations card to get in.
We just can’t do enough for them
I’m sure every single one of them always got an annual flu shot in their sh!thole home countries. Not to mention elective surgeries and cancer treatments that they are demanding here.
The lawyers are probably lining up to sign up those illegals to sue the US for lack of medical care.
Just make sure the wetbacks in custody get out in the sunshine every day. There will be no flu among them.Onc the sun is at a low angle and the weather cools give them cheap vitamin D3 supplements daily. There will be no flu among them. And no colds.
If we had an effective political opposition party the Mexican government would receive an invoice for most of our "illegal migrant" costs. The problem our government has caused for us would vanish overnight.
No offense, but politely referring to wanna' be one world socialists/communists as "demoncraps" only delays a solution.
Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.We have a pretend opposition party, never mind one even existing thats ineffective. There really is a Uniparty and there has been one for at least half a century.
Communist goal #15
They’re worried about flu shots? What about the rest of the diseases they’re bring in here?
The EUSSR-based pharma companies need a boost. Not hard to follow the money.
Hope about the concern of the health problems they are bring with them here!
Guess the Health and Human Services don’t count the TB cases.
Meanwhile Americans rot on DNC plantations called an American city. My pure hatred for the left cannot be written here.
Didn’t they get their shots back home in the lands of glorious socialism?
How did they qualify for travel visas?
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