According to the U.S. Census, about 1,600 people in Wausau are undocumented. Throughout the state of Wisconsin, there are 75,000 undocumented residents.
This is why health officials say it is crucial that everyone gets vaccinated regardless of their citizenship status.
"We see more severe illness in people that are from a population of color so we want everyone to get vaccinated," said Judy Burrows with the Marathon County Health Department.
However, many are afraid their status might be jeopardized if they get a COVID-19 vaccine.