AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is partnering with VNA Aurora and East Aurora High School to provide COVID-19 vaccines to members in the community on Monday, March 29.
“I am thrilled to be able to provide 750 COVID-19 vaccines to residents in our community,” said Hernandez. “This clinic will be a great step forward in ramping up vaccine distribution and will help reach more residents throughout Aurora and help protect those who are most vulnerable to the virus.”
Hernandez will be joined by U.S. Congressman Bill Foster, state senators Linda Holmes and Karina Villa, and state representatives Keith Wheeler and Stephanie Kifowit. The event will start with a press briefing at 8:30 a.m. in the East Aurora High School gymnasium and all members of the media are encouraged to attend. VNA Aurora will be administering the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to individuals on Monday, March 29 and the second dose of the vaccine on April 28. Clinic hours for both dates are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments for the event are full.
“This past year has been indelibly shaped by the emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Throughout this time, VNA has been dedicated to the delivery of care to vulnerable populations at increased risk of health disparities,” said Linnea Windel, RN, MSN, FAAN, President and CEO VNA Health Care. “After a year in which we have not only seen extraordinary challenges and loss, but also courage and resilience, VNA is thrilled to collaborate with our legislative partners to bring NeighborVaxAurora to this community as we know that getting vaccinated helps save lives.”
For more information on this event, please contact Hernandez’s office at 630-270-1848 or email RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.