The rollout of the UK’s vaccination programme has been the envy of much of the world but there is concern about the reluctance of people from black and minority ethnic communities to take the vaccine. Ernie Rea asks why this is the case. He also takes a look at the religious reasons contributing to vaccine hesitancy and asks some of the wider ethical questions posed by the vaccine rollout. Who should receive the vaccine first? And how do we address the problem of ‘vaccine nationalism’?
Dr Hina Shahid (GP and Chair of the Muslim Doctors Association)
Dr Rosemarie Mallet (Archdeacon of Croydon)
Dr Mark Pickering (Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship)
Producer: Helen Lee