Seniors asylum-seekers at Tijuana camp ask to get vaccinated

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Older adults living who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and staying at a migrant camp on the border with Tijuana are demanding to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Baja California health officials said they don’t have any immediate plans to offer the vaccine to any of the migrants living at the campsite which is housing around 1,000 migrants.

“The subject of the vaccine, in general, has not been broached by health authorities as far as making it available in shelters in spite of the fact we do have older residents with delicate health conditions,” Tania García, a legal coordinator for migrant affairs in Tijuana, said.

Pro-migrant activists have begun pushing the state to offer the vaccine to asylum-seekers, but the state and city officials have insisted the general population will have priority for the time being.

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