African American Churches, Organizations Band Together To Make Black Vax Aurora A Success!
Governor JB Pritzker joined Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and Black leaders for a mass vaccination clinic to put a focus on getting the vaccine to the Black community.
The Cathedral of Grace St. John AME Church served as the vaccine site. More than 750 people signed up to receive their first dose on March 2nd.
The vaccination site was open for this clinic aimed at the Black community on March 2 only, but similar clinics are planned for March 19 aimed at the LatinX community and on March 25 for people with disabilities. Locations and the registration process for those clinics are still being finalized.
Aurora's mayor worked with the Black Vax Aurora group to launch the effort, with the goal of ensuring Black residents have access to the vaccine, particularly in the city's two largest counties of Kane and DuPage.