The first Vaccine and Flu Shot Clinic of the new year will be held by State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, and alderman Patty Smith from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at the Eola Road Branch of the Aurora Public Library, located at 555 S. Eola Road, meeting room 108.

“With the recent uptick of COVID-19 and flu cases, I encourage everyone in our community to start the new year by getting vaccinated or receive a booster,” said Kifowit. “Vaccines are one of the most important preventative measures that we can all take to keep our community safe. Vaccine clinics are a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of getting vaccinated and to either get your first, second or booster doses of the COVID vaccine and/or a flu shot.”
“In light of the current surge of Covid-19 and flu cases the vaccine clinics are an important tool to help all of us be protected from infection and serious illness. It’s important to remember that protecting yourself also helps protect our community. This is a team effort,” said Smith.

Kifowit and Smith are partnering with VNA Health Care to host their vaccine and flu shot clinic. People under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines will be available, as well as the annual flu shot. Individuals getting their second dose or booster should bring their vaccination card. While walk-ins are welcomed, individuals are encouraged to register at For inquiries and concerns, please call 630-585-1308.

“As the pandemic continues to affect our loved ones and friends throughout the state, it is critical that everyone takes the appropriate steps to combat this disease,” said Kifowit. “By working together, getting vaccinated, wearing masks, social distancing and using hand sanitizer, our entire community can be healthier and stronger.”

“I echo the comments of Rep. Kifowit,” said Smith. “That combining vaccines with other preventative measures—masks, social distancing, hand washing and using sanitizer will help us get through this surge more quickly so we can begin to see a decrease in cases.”

—Representative Stephanie Kifowit, MPA, USMC Veteran 90-94, IL House District 84

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January 1, 2022 at 06:53PM