Doctors Say: Allow vaccination of migrants in detention. Sign the Petition!

Dear fellow doctors, health care professionals, and health professions students: 

It’s flu season, and the federal government is refusing to vaccinate people in their detention centers. On November 5th, we wrote a letter requesting access to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) camp to provide free influenza vaccination. The letter was addressed to the secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services.

They have so far ignored the letter.

We would bring the qualified, licensed physicians. We would bring the doses of flu vaccine, at no cost to the government. All they need to do is allow us entry.

Join us in calling on the federal government to allow us to bring flu vaccines to the people held in a migrant detention camp.

Three children in CBP custody died from influenza last season. This is 9 times higher than the expected death rate for this disease. Despite this, CBP has repeatedly stated they will not provide vaccinations. This is just one, small example of the well-documented medical neglect in these camps. 

These detention camps should not exist in the first place. While they remain, let’s hold our government accountable for their medical neglect. Join us as we stand for the basic dignity and safety of the vulnerable people in these camps. 

-- Marie, Bonnie, and Danielle


We, the undersigned medical doctors, health professionals, and health professions students, call on Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and Alex Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to allow Doctors for Camp Closure to offer influenza vaccine at a migrant detention center, in accordance with current, evidence-based standards of preventive health care.

Who's signing

Randa Solick
Penelope Boling
jeanne spencer
Rachel Clausen
Rebel Reynolds- Molina
Laura Hanks
Michelle Simon
Stephanie Martinez
Forest Brown
Nicole Mark
Emeka Iloegbu
Crystal Query
Angela Treinen
Jamie Woods
Laurie Greenberg
Jennifer Lowing
Neal Adams
Jaime Ursic
Charlea Charlea Massion
Charlotte Chaiklin
Anna Muraco
Clarissa Zafirov
Kate Byrne
June Liu
Diane Jacobs
Jodi Roque
Angeline Palmer
Pamela Avila
Tina Farley
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  • Randa Solick
    signed 2020-02-12 14:37:33 -0500
    Randa Solick
  • Penelope Boling
    signed 2020-02-06 13:06:58 -0500
    Penelope Anton Boling
  • jeanne spencer
    signed 2020-02-06 07:58:29 -0500
  • Rachel Clausen
    signed 2020-02-04 15:46:31 -0500
    Disease eradication is a global issue and access to vaccines should be a human right. No child should die from a horrendous and TOTALLY preventable disease, no matter who their parents are or where they come. Children are not our enemies and they should not be pawns in the power struggles of ignorant hateful power mongers.
  • Rebel Reynolds- Molina
    signed 2020-02-04 08:38:07 -0500
  • Laura Hanks
    signed 2020-02-03 00:09:29 -0500
  • Michelle Simon
    signed 2020-02-01 16:20:16 -0500
  • Stephanie Martinez
    signed 2020-02-01 10:22:14 -0500
  • Forest Brown
    signed 2020-01-31 08:14:39 -0500
  • Nicole Lillian Mark
    @nicolemark_ tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-31 07:38:32 -0500
    I signed this petition calling on the federal government to simply allow #flu vaccines at a migrant detention center. Add your name, too! #D4CC #FluVaccineforMigrants
  • Nicole Mark
    signed 2020-01-31 07:37:49 -0500
  • Emeka Iloegbu
    signed 2020-01-30 17:35:15 -0500
  • Crystal Query
    signed 2020-01-30 14:03:34 -0500
  • Angela Treinen
    signed 2020-01-28 03:17:31 -0500
  • Jamie Woods
    signed 2020-01-27 21:07:01 -0500
    James Woods,

    I fully support the closing of “detention” camps. I am reminded about the internment camps for the Japanese and how fragile our freedoms are.
  • Laurie Greenberg
    signed 2020-01-24 13:49:54 -0500
    Althhough I am a retired FNP I am fully backing this petition. The lack of flu shots to this marginalized population is tantamount to allowing these migrants to become ill and possibly die. This is a stain on the USA and one more step by this anti-immigration President to inflict pain and suffering on an innocent population.

    Laurie Greenberg, RN, FNP
  • Jennifer Lowing
    signed 2020-01-24 11:25:01 -0500
  • Neal Adams
    signed 2020-01-24 10:23:01 -0500
  • Jaime Ursic
    signed via 2020-01-23 20:50:30 -0500
    Jaime L Ursic
  • Charlea Charlea Massion
    signed 2020-01-23 19:37:08 -0500
    Charlea Massion
  • Charlotte Chaiklin
    signed 2020-01-22 19:03:21 -0500
  • Anna Muraco
    signed via 2020-01-22 15:11:24 -0500
    Anna Muraco
  • Clarissa Zafirov
    signed 2020-01-21 19:52:30 -0500
  • Kate Byrne
    signed 2020-01-20 14:32:43 -0500
    I was at Matamoras last week. It is an outrage.
  • June Liu
    signed 2020-01-18 22:48:13 -0500
  • Diane Jacobs
    signed 2020-01-18 19:30:21 -0500
  • Jodi Roque
    signed 2020-01-18 11:59:06 -0500
  • Angeline Palmer
    signed 2020-01-18 11:56:52 -0500
  • Pamela Avila
    signed 2020-01-17 11:45:48 -0500
  • Tina Farley
    signed 2020-01-17 09:57:55 -0500