FT: Vaccine uptake rises among England’s ethnic minorities


Campaigners on the ground have also praised the collaborative efforts of local health authorities, community groups and the government.

In January of this year, the government offered 60 councils across England £23m as part of its Community Champions scheme. The fund provided additional financial support to local organisations which worked to counter disinformation, identify localised health inequalities and support residents who remained uncertain of authorities.

“From where I sit, the uptake has increased because at a local community level lots of grass roots organisations — in some cases supported by the champions scheme — worked in partnership with local authorities”, argued social campaigner Patrick Vernon. “Challenges still remain, however.”

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