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Asylum seekers have low rates of vaccination and screening, report shows

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7357.182/d (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:182
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    A report on the health needs of asylum seekers warns of low rates of vaccination and screening for cervical cancer, poor dental health, high rates of gastrointestinal disorders, and extensive use of drugs for central nervous system disorders.

    The report, based on a sample of 397 newly-arrived asylum seekers in Sunderland and North Tyneside from 39 different countries, also found that almost 40% of them had seen a doctor and 8% had received hospital treatment since arriving in the United Kingdom.

    “Two …

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