On Friday, the Dawoodi Bohras of Chicago hosted a COVID-19 Vaccination Event at Al Masjid al Badri – their mosque – as part of their campaign to ensure as many local people as possible receive the COVID vaccine.
Over the course of the 5-hour event, vaccine doses were administered to 414 eligible adults in categories 1A through 1C. Amongst those vaccinated were members from both the Dawoodi Bohra community and people from the surrounding suburbs. In addition to opening up the doors of their spiritual place of worship, the Dawoodi Bohras provided dozens of volunteers to ensure that the event ran smoothly.
A representative from the Dawoodi Bohras of Chicago, Aamir Chalisa, commented,
“For many, this was their first step inside our beautiful masjid. I am very proud that we were able to support Chicago’s vaccination campaign and provide a valuable service to so many of our community members and neighbors.”
For the past year, COVID-19 has isolated people from their friends, families, and communities. The vaccine has begun to restore the social fabric- this vaccine event went even one step further by bringing together many diverse communities. Out of adversity often comes opportunity for positivity and unity, and the Dawoodi Bohas are proud of the good work they were able to do.