On April 15, 2021, VNA Health Care joined with Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple leaders to vaccinate Aurora’s South Asian and Southeast Asian residents and neighbors at the former Carson Pirie Scott location at the Fox Valley Mall in Aurora.
VNA Health Care and the City of Aurora are focused on increasing vaccine equity and decreasing vaccine hesitancy by collaborating on a series of mass vaccination events. Locally and nationally, minority populations have been disproportionately diagnosed and hospitalized and have died from COVID-19.
“VNA staff have administered over 25,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far and we were thrilled to vaccinate 750 more individuals at Indian Vax Aurora,” said Linnea Windel, President and CEO, VNA Health Care.
This vaccination event was made possible with help and support from local community leaders and speakers at the press conference prior to the clinic opening included City of Aurora Mayor, Richard C. Irvin; Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi; City of Aurora Alderwoman-Elect Shweta Baid; Dr. Venkata S. Musunuru, Chairman, Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple; and Roopa Anjanappa, Chairwoman of the Aurora Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board.