Members of the city’s undocumented community faced even greater obstacles. Rebecca Telzak, the deputy director of the immigrant-advocacy group Make the Road New York, said that, in early stages of the vaccine campaign, many people were unable to obtain the documents required to prove job-based eligibility. “The people who work off the books and don’t feel comfortable going to their employer for a letter are really struggling to get vaccinated,” Telzak said.
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