Doctors End Protest to Demand Flu Vaccines for Migrants

SAN DIEGO, CA (AP) – A group of doctors ended their three-day protest against the U.S. government’s refusal to allow them into detention facilities to administer the flu vaccine to migrants.

Six demonstrators were arrested outside the Border Patrol regional headquarters in San Diego during the protest.

One of the doctors said officials met with protest organizers and the group was told Customs and Border Protection in San Diego would pass their request to start such a pilot program up their chain of command.

In the past year, three migrant children have died from influenza after being detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

CBP has said they are not equipped to run a vaccination program.

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