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

Peggy Lubozynski
Yahaira Moreno
Lytitia Shea
Anindita Varshneya
Karen Arcel
Lynn Yen
Pearl Aldrich
Marisa Reese
Courtney Brady
Chris van Scoy
Michelle Garcia
Nadiya Lopez
Kathleen Torgerson
Ashley Harmon
William Johnson
Kate Ferrell
Bryn Cavin
Alyssa Baccarella
Carol Moreno
H. Joan Waitkevicz
Sarah Skoch
Chelsea Oakes
Shea Swain
Edna Bernier
Wayne April
Rona Abu Manneh
Bronwyn Carlson
Anne Arthur
Anays Murillo
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  • Peggy Lubozynski
    signed 2019-12-15 14:09:46 -0500
    Do Wolf and Azar want to go down in history as the 21st Century version of The Final Solution of Nazi Germany’s intention to exterminate Jews by eliminating immigrant children?
  • Yahaira Moreno
    signed 2019-12-15 13:58:44 -0500
  • Lytitia Shea
    signed 2019-12-15 13:27:23 -0500
    As a pediatrician, I fully support providing all children and adults with flu vaccinations at migrant detention centers. I would love to help do this.
  • Anindita Varshneya
    signed 2019-12-15 13:01:30 -0500
  • Karen Arcel
    signed 2019-12-15 12:36:53 -0500
  • Lynn Yen
    signed 2019-12-15 12:03:48 -0500
  • Pearl Aldrich
    signed via 2019-12-15 09:03:11 -0500
  • Marisa Reese
    signed 2019-12-15 08:39:47 -0500
  • Courtney Brady
    signed 2019-12-15 08:09:29 -0500
    Contact by email only please. Thank you.
  • Chris van Scoy
    signed 2019-12-15 07:57:53 -0500
  • Michelle Garcia
    signed 2019-12-15 04:58:00 -0500
  • Nadiya Lopez
    signed 2019-12-15 04:14:30 -0500
  • Kathleen Torgerson
    signed 2019-12-15 01:02:34 -0500
  • Ash
    @onoshedidn tweeted link to this page. 2019-12-14 22:46:22 -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
  • Ashley Harmon
    signed 2019-12-14 22:45:38 -0500
  • William Johnson
    signed 2019-12-14 21:54:08 -0500
  • Kate Ferrell
    signed 2019-12-14 20:57:11 -0500
  • Bryn Cavin
    signed 2019-12-14 20:27:22 -0500
  • Alyssa Baccarella
    signed 2019-12-14 16:58:11 -0500
  • Carol Moreno
    signed via 2019-12-14 16:11:55 -0500
  • H. Joan Waitkevicz
    signed 2019-12-14 15:49:03 -0500
    I am a Florida internist and supporter of FL Immigrant Coalition. Please keep me informed of South Florida events.
  • Sarah Skoch
    signed 2019-12-14 15:46:19 -0500
  • Chelsea Oakes
    signed 2019-12-14 14:16:50 -0500
  • Shea Swain
    signed 2019-12-14 10:57:59 -0500
  • Edna Bernier
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  • Wayne April
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  • Rona Abu Manneh
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  • Bronwyn Carlson
    signed 2019-12-14 09:49:51 -0500
  • Anne Arthur
    signed 2019-12-14 09:05:08 -0500
  • Anays Murillo
    signed via 2019-12-14 08:19:10 -0500