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VACCINE UPTAKE: Local GP Videos Aim to Support Vaccine Uptake amongst Minority Ethnic Communities

VACCINE UPTAKE: Local GP Videos Aim to Support Vaccine Uptake amongst Minority Ethnic Communities

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has worked closely with Muslim Doctors Cymru
and a number of General Practitioners from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
across Cardiff and the Vale to produce a series of bite-sized educational videos from trusted
professionals to support people in making an informed choice about the Covid-19

The Health Board is asking local community and healthcare partners to support this latest
campaign by sharing the resources with local community groups. The work aims to increase
COVID-19 vaccine uptake amongst some of the groups who have been disproportionately
impacted by the virus. Each short video focusses on a different topic of concern around the
vaccine including efficacy, safety and side effects, impact on underlying conditions and
vaccine ingredients.

The results of a Public Health Wales report released last month showed that at an all Wales
level, older people of white ethnic groups appeared to be taking up the vaccine faster than
older people in combined Black, Asian, Mixed and Other ethnic groups.

Fiona Kinghorn, Executive Director of Public Health, said “I am really concerned to
understand the extent to which these figures reflect our local picture in Cardiff and Vale, but
in the meantime we are doing all we can to engage with our local communities to find out if
there are any barriers to having the vaccine.

“Making sure that all our residents are able to make an informed choice around vaccination
is a strong priority for the Health Board. Over one in three Cardiff and Vale residents have
had the vaccine so far and each person who is vaccinated is helping to protect our older and
vulnerable family members.’’

The videos are available to watch here:

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