As local governments ramp up preparations to inoculate their residents against COVID-19, one key task for officials is to make the vaccine program as widely accessible as possible to foreign residents, including by offering interpreters and translating documents into other languages.
But with their hands already full, some municipalities, many of them home to diverse populations, are less prepared than others and have been forced to put the issue on the back burner.
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