BATAVIA, Ill. – Hundreds of local manufacturing workers received their first dose of the COVID vaccine at a pop-up clinic at Suncast Corporation in Batavia on Wednesday, thanks to advocacy by state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, state Sen. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, and Kane County Health Department officials.
“Yesterday we were able to bring vaccines directly to the workplace in order to best serve the frontline workers who have been serving us so well during this past year,” said Hirschauer. “Suncast, a leading employer in the area, has been transparent and proactive in their mission to keep their employees safe during the pandemic. They were a critical partner in getting the vaccine to their essential workforce.”
Hirschauer helped to secure a total of 1300 vaccines for the employees of Suncast Corporation, where more than 500 essential workers received their first shot on-site on Wednesday.