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Unity for Change: Webinar 3 – SOLUTIONS

With the dire need for vaccine insight, and the hesitancy of the BAME community, we would like to gain further insight, with a solutions-based approach to capture any perceived barriers, mistrusts, and general miss information surrounding the current COVID-19 vaccines, available to the general public.

The project will delve into the root causes of vaccine hesitancy within the Nottingham BAME community, providing reliable information, education and safety awareness, while building trust within the system and motivating the community to make informed choices regarding the vaccine.

The project will provide an open dialogue for citizens, community leaders and professionals to engage in, using virtual zoom sessions to spark debates and addressing key issues within the BAME community; conducting online surveys to understand the problem, explore tools required to start building trust with central government and health care system to build mutual understanding.

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The Panellists

  • Dr Arshad Latif – NHS GP & Member of the British Islamic Medical Association
  • Audrey Dinnall – Councillor of Leen Valley Ward
  • Faisal Faik – Islamic Community Advocate
  • Faith Gakanje – CEO of African Women’s Empowerment Forum
  • Shilpa Arya – Community Advocate
  • Vinny Gee – Inspirational Speaker
  • Raj Crossley – Project Officer
  • Clive Foster – Paster & Multifaith Manager at NTU
  • Nicola Richards – Lecturer in Biomedical Science
  • Leslie Ayoola – Councillor of Mapperley Ward


Vaccine Take up by Ethnicity From January to Late July 2021 in 60-80+ Year Olds
Vaccine Take up by Ethnicity From January to Late July 2021 in 40-59 Year Olds
Vaccine Take up by Ethnicity From January to Late July 2021 in 18-39 Year Olds
Vaccine Take up by Ethnicity From January to Late July 2021 in 18-80+ Year Olds
Age is the biggest factor affecting risk of mortality from COVID-19
Related Links for stats:

The covid vaccination data in the black, mixed and south Asian communities from the beginning of the roll-out until July 28th, broken down into 3 age bands. These statistics were sourced by OpenSafely in 2021.

The National Solutions & Approaches Taken to Address Hesitancy in the BAME Community.

Key campaigns by community influencers have included:

  • Nadiya Hussain encouraged vaccination among British Bangladeshi audiences in a video
  • Sir Lenny Henry and others addressed an open letter to Black groups
  • Questions and answers presented by trusted clinical voices for the media
  • Misinformation about vaccines addressed via social media

Engagement work done by the government has focused on promoting vaccine uptake up.
This has included:

  • High-profile ministerial visits to pop-up vaccination centres in places of worship
  • Hosting roundtables with faith groups, medical professionals and community leaders to consider how to increase vaccine uptake
  • Issuing guidelines for reducing infections within multi-generational households (translated into Bengali and Urdu) and installing screens in taxis and private vehicles.

Webinar Sessions

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Webinar 1 - June 2021 // INSIGHT

Webinar 2 - July 2021 // TRUST

Webinar 1 - August 2021 // SOLUTIONS

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