Florida vaccine residency rule may block access for migrant farmworkers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Since the start of the pandemic, Herlinda Mendez, a 52-year-old migrant worker who spends her days harvesting green beans in Palm Beach County, has felt like she keeps getting the short end of the stick. “When the health crisis started, we got no PPE from our employers. Then when testing sites started, none came here. The majority of us all got sick. Some died,” Mendez told the Miami Herald as she tucked her two children into bed. “Now the vaccines are here, I can’t help but feel invisible,” Mendez, who is undocumented, said. “Without us farmworkers, people wouldn’t have fo…

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