Last week, local GPs, vaccinators, and prescribers took part in a series of short films to help tackle conspiracies around the COVID vaccines, and to encourage BAME communities to protect themselves by having the vaccine. The videos highlight how the vaccine is safe, effective, and our best protection against COVID-19.
Please watch and share the videos below widely with people in BAME communities to keep Tower Hamlets safe.
Dr Kamaldeep Kamber, Senior Partner at Globe Town Surgery and Clinical Director of Network 1 appeared on Newsnight to explain the problems of vaccine hesitancy and what we are doing to encourage people to have the vaccine.
Dr Abdul Wadud Kamali, GP at the Limehouse Practice in Tower Hamlets, appeared on Bengali community TV Station's TV One, to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine in Sylheti, dispelling myths and providing reassurance.
Tower Hamlets Council has produced a helpful video featuring local GPs, vaccinators, and prescribers at our Cable Street vaccination centre encouraging everyone invited to have the Covid-19 vaccine to take up the offer.
Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud, the Senior Imam at East London Mosque, also encouraged his community to take the vaccine and helped to tackle conspiracies around COVID immunisation.
NHS England's Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer and a practicing NHS doctor, Dr Harpreet Sood, highlighted that the vaccine has been endorsed by all religious groups.