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How Did You Qualify?’ For the Young and Vaccinated, Rude Questions and Raised Eyebrows

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The sooner we get to vaccinating everyone, I think this question of ‘Oh, what qualified you?’ will stop. Once that goes away, hopefully, these barriers will break down, and people won’t keep asking these very personal questions.

Lala Tanmoy Das, a medical and doctoral student in New York City, commenting to The New York Times for its story, “‘How Did You Qualify?’ For the Young and Vaccinated, Rude Questions and Raised Eyebrows.” Das has been helping with vaccination efforts in Manhattan, giving shots to patients and helping as a patient navigator. He said overall the experience at vaccination centers has been upbeat.