We are investigating the effects of COVID-19 on a variety of communities across the UK. We are listening to members of Asian. Black and minority ethnic communities about vaccines. We’d like to hear from both sides of the debate. The Vaccine Talk campaign aims to open discussion and share information around this important subject.
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Research suggests that ethnic minorities in the UK are more reluctant to take the new coronavirus vaccine. Research from the Royal Society for Public Health suggests that 76% of the UK public would take the vaccine if advised to do so, but that number fell to 57% amongst Black, Asian and people from minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Asians were the least likely to say yes, with vaccine confidence falling to 55%. The BBC's Asian Network asked listeners to send in their questions about the vaccine to have them answered by experts. Listeners' concerns ranged from the vaccine's long-term effects to whether the ingredients are halal or vegetarian-friendly. Coronavirus vaccine Q&A in five South Asian languages
To support the discussion we have created a short survey to gather input. Please share with your contacts it will be interesting to see how our feedback compares with national articles.Hamara Assra Covid Lets Talk Vaccines Survey