Keep The Faith: Covid Vaccine Heroes


A new short film about the COVID-19 vaccine is encouraging people to speak to their friends and family about their vaccination experience as the latest ONS figures show vaccine hesitancy among black and black British people has halved in the past few months.

Campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE has joined nurse Harriet Appiah-Anderson and stakeholder engagement manager and wedding planner Adetutu Emmanuel, who has lupus, in a video to share their experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine with others.

The video features the three individuals talking about their reasons for getting vaccinated – which include losing close friends to COVID-19 and protecting themselves against serious illness.

Patrick, Harriet and Adetutu, who all initially had some reservations about getting the vaccine, were motivated to take part in the short film in response to the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on the black community and to help encourage confidence in the jab.

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