The UK coronavirus vaccination campaign was met with mistrust of blacks and ethnic minorities.
Last month, the government’s Scientific Advisors Group reported that 72% of people in these categories stated that it was unlikely or very unlikely to be vaccinated.
Something that worries the deputy of the Ladywood Circle Shabana Mahmood:
“There are many questions about the vaccine among some of our communities of blacks, Asians and other ethnic minorities. Many people have been discovered who say no, and don’t want a vaccine.”
It is believed that religious leaders can be effective in influencing these population groups. This view is consistent with the opinion of a doctor who confirmed it in his service.
Michael DawesRoyal Shrewsbury Hospital physician:
“What surprised me the most was when I spoke with one of the black nurses and I said, ‘Come on, we have to go get the vaccination,’” he says. And she goes and says, “No, the pastor said no,” I was dry, so I got angry and said, Come on, give me your pastor’s number and let me talk to him.
Rose Hudson Wilkin supported the Give Hope campaign, the first black bishop of the Church of England. It also has the support of leaders of the Anglican and Methodist churches, the Salvation Army, Baptist, Racist, Evangelical, and majority black churches.
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