Over 1,100 Bartlett residents benefit from BAPS Charities Vaccination Drive

Chicago IL: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on communities across the globe. Thanks to the effort put forth by scientists, researchers, doctors, among many others, vaccines have been developed that have shown evidence of generating strong immune responses against the COVID-19 virus. As the scientific community and public officials have emphasized, widespread vaccination is an essential pillar of battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

BAPS Charities organized a COVID-19 Vaccination Drive in Bartlett, Illinois on April 01, 2021, in collaboration with Prism Health Lab. A total of 1,111 vaccine doses were administered to essential workers and adults with underlying health conditions in just one day.

Volunteers from BAPS Charities ensured that all participants' vaccination experience was orderly and safe by providing social distancing, sanitization, and translation services. Medical staff from Prism Health Lab also carried out the vaccination registration, delivery of vaccines and offered post-vaccination care. "It is a passion for our volunteers to give back, and we're grateful to have Prism Health as a partner in this vaccine drive," said Yagnesh Patel, a BAPS Charities volunteer. The recipients of the vaccine appreciated the seamless organization of the vaccination process. Dr. Mehbub Kapadia, Medical Director of Prism Health Lab, said, "I am so thankful to the BAPS Charities volunteers for putting this event together in only two days. This event is one of the best events we have done, among the over 100 drives we have done so far."

Rachel L, a local resident stated, "I am getting vaccinated for the loved ones in my family, for those that I am encountering, just to save a life, to protect those who I love."

BAPS Charities has supported local communities during these trying times by battling the misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines and providing vaccination infrastructure. Similar Vaccination Drives have been planned at over 30 cities throughout North America wherein thousands of community residents will get easy access to vaccines.

BAPS Charities has actively served the community, particularly frontline workers, first responders, community support organizations, medical centers and the underserved since the onset of the pandemic. BAPS Charities has provided over 110,000 pieces of personal protective equipment, donated $180,000 in financial assistance and prepared and delivered over 80,000 meals to those battling the Coronavirus for all.

Dr. Mehbub Kapadia, Medical Director of Prism Health Lab, administering a covid-19 vaccine

Hemi Patel of Prism Health Lab, administering a covid-19 vaccine at the BAPS Charities Covid-19 Vaccine Drive

BAPS Charities volunteers helping a vaccine recipient check in and complete the verification process

BAPS Swamiji, Dr. Mehbub Kapadia and Randy Ramey Wayne Township Supervisor. Wayne Township

Yagnesh Patel, Vaishali Shah, Hemi Patel, Dr. Mehbub Kapadia and Randy Ramey

Dr. Mehbub Kapadia, "I am so thankful to the BAPS Charities volunteers for putting this event together in only two days. This event is one of the best events we have done, among the over 100 drives we have done so far."