Since Sept. 11, 2001, the United States has resettled 748,000 refugees, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The United States has accepted roughly 70,000 new refugees over the last few years. Beginning Oct. 1, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. would accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, with at least 10,000 coming from Syria. By 2017, the Department of State announced that the number of refugees entering the country would increase to 100,000.
   The refugee health screening program is designed to 
  • Ensure follow-up of refugees with conditions identified during the overseas medical exam.
  • Evaluate current health status and identify health problems not identified during, or developed subsequent to, overseas exam (which may have been performed up to one year prior to departure for the U.S.)
  • Ensure refugees are referred for follow-up to specialty and primary care, as indicated.
  • Identify conditions with a potential to adversely impact effective resettlement.
  • Initiate appropriate immunizations which includes childhood immunizations and immunizations required for all refugees to adjust status to become lawful permanent residents of the U.S.
See Refugee Tab