Crowded places, like detention centers and jails, are very likely to trigger epidemics. In the United States, Customs and Border Protection will not immunize detainees against influenza, and physicians trying to do so were arrested.
The same law that antivaxxers today use to justify their fear of government mandates on vaccination victimized the mother of a victim of measles back in the 1920s. History goes full circle?
Influenza is a serious respiratory infection that is easily transmittable. While the vaccine against it is not the best it can be, it is still something. Detainees at immigration centers will not get the vaccine, and this could be dangerous to public health.
July 28, 2019, is World Hepatitis Day. Vaccines have played an important role in helping decrease the burden of hepatitis A and hepatitis B around the world.
The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.