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Doctors offer to give free flu shots to detained migrants, warn of epidemic

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 19, 2019, 8:09 AM UTC / Updated Nov. 19, 2019, 3:16 PM UTCBy Suzanne GamboaA group of physicians, alarmed that the Trump administration is denying flu vaccines to immigrants in custody, is urging the Department of Homeland Security to accept its offer to provide free flu shots to California detainees.In a Nov. 5 letter, the doctors pleaded with the administration to reconsider its decision to not vaccinate detained migrants for flu despite the deaths of at least three children in CBP custody during the 2018 flu season.The doctors, members of a recently formed group Doctors for Camp Closure, D4CC, ha ...