Sir Lenny Henry urges black Brits to get vaccinated as data shows they are less likely to

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Sir Lenny Henry urges black Brits to get vaccinated as data shows they are less likely to

SIR LENNY Henry is urging black Britons to get jabbed as data shows they are up to 4.7 times more likely not to have had their Covid vaccine. Th

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SIR LENNY Henry is urging black Britons to get jabbed as data shows they are up to 4.7 times more likely not to have had their Covid vaccine.

The comic has written a powerful letter urging people “not to get left behind” in the immunisation blitz.

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Official data shows black Britons are up to 4.7 times more likely not to have had their Covid jab[/caption]

Sir Lenny said vaccination is key to families once again sharing “hugs, celebrations and watching the football and cricket together”.

He added: “We know change needs to happen and that it’s hard to trust some institutions and authorities.

“But we’re asking you to trust the facts about the vaccine from our own professors, doctors . . . not just in the UK but across the world.”

Office for National Statistics figures show just 8.7 per cent of older white Britons have not been jabbed.


But 41.2 per cent of Brits from African and Caribbean backgrounds missed out.

Sir Lenny said: “We have been disproportionately affected by the virus. Don’t let coronavirus cost even more Black lives.”

The appeal has also been backed by Hollywood stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton, musician KSI, DJ Trevor Nelson and football pundit Garth Crooks.

 

 

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