Bishop of Southwark asks about vaccinations for refugees sent to Rwanda

The Bishop of Southwark received the following written answer on 6th June 2022:

The Lord Bishop of Southwark asked Her Majesty’s Government whether asylum seekers removed to Rwanda as part of the UK–Rwanda Asylum Partnership Arrangement will receive vaccinations for (1) Hepatitis A, (2) Tetanus, and (3) Typhoid, prior to travelling to that country, in line with (a) advice, and (b) recommendations, from the (i) National Health Travel Network, and (ii) the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con): Various vaccinations are routinely offered to individuals within our detention estate pending their transfer or returns overseas.

Upon relocation to Rwanda, individuals will be provided with the healthcare and other support needed to ensure their health, security and wellbeing. This includes vaccinations where appropriate.


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