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Secretary Mayorkas Visits FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Facility in Philadelphia

Today, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new Community Vaccination Center (CVC) facility at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, scheduled to open tomorrow and expected to vaccinate up to 6,000 people per day.  Secretary Mayorkas thanked and met with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, and representatives from other partner organizations including the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the Department of Defense.

DHS Statement on Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Distribution Sites

DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants. It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine. DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines.

Declaración de DHS sobre la Igualdad de Acceso a las Vacunas Contra COVID-19 y los Sitios de Distribución de Vacunas

DHS y sus colaboradores del gobierno federal apoyan plenamente el acceso equitativo a las vacunas contra el COVID-19 y a sitios de distribución de vacunas para inmigrantes indocumentados. Es un imperativo moral y de salud pública garantizar que todas las personas que residen en Estados Unidos tengan acceso a la vacuna. DHS exhorta a todas las personas, independientemente de su estatus de inmigración, a recibir la vacuna contra COVID-19 una vez que sean elegibles según las guías de distribución local.

DHS Statement on Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Distribution Sites

DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants. It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine. DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines.

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