Vaccinating Detained Migrants against SARS-CoV-2 — Preventing Another Tragedy

New England Journal of Medicine
January 14, 2021 Vol. 384 No. 2
http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal

 

Points of View
Vaccinating Detained Migrants against SARS-CoV-2 — Preventing Another Tragedy C. Foppiano Palacios and M.A. Travassose5
… The provision of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is essential to provide protection against Covid-19 in one of the most vulnerable populations for which the federal government holds responsibility. Vaccinating detainees is both good medicine and a humane approach to a completely disenfranchised population. Although we urge each state to prioritize SARS-CoV-2 immunization of detained migrants, it is also the responsibility of the federal government to mandate the protection of members of this most vulnerable group by explicitly allocating vaccines for them.