MY wife and I are both qualified medical doctors and we have had a lot of people ask us if they should take the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Royal Society for Public Health found that only 57 per cent of black, Asian and minority ethnic people said they would take these new vaccines.
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By comparison, the acceptance of the immunisation programme among white people is 79 per cent.
The hesitancy among the African and Caribbean diaspora is due to a historical lack of trust.
If people ask me about the vaccine I tell them that when I am offered my vaccination I will have it, and because my wife is a front line NHS worker she has already had hers.
I tell them they trust medical professionals when they go to their surgery or to hospital and they should trust them now.
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Please ignore the conspiracy theories.
By taking the vaccine you are protecting yourself, your loved ones and the wider community.
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