Cllr Irfan Mohammed is Lambeth’s Business Champion and a councillor in Ferndale ward.
Research has shown that there has been hesitancy within the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic community towards the uptake of the Covid-19 Vaccine which is due to false information being spread.
Unfortunately, we know that the virus has disproportionately affected the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic, with such a large proportion of those who have tragically died from Covid-19 being from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
I was pleased to be able to visit the South London Islamic Centre recently and see first hand the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine. It was great to see people of all faiths and communities visiting to get vaccinated – thanks to the hard work of Lambeth’s faith and community organisations alongside the council and our partners in the NHS.
I would like to reassure residents of all communities that the vaccine is safe has been rigorously tested and does not contain any human embryos and it is safe for all to be vaccinated.
Our families, friends, colleagues and the community as a whole, including businesses, have suffered over the past year, so let’s turn this around make it safe for all and help get the country get back to normality.
Let’s unite to fight this awful virus and the only way we can do this is by taking the vaccine. My parents who have severe health conditions have played there part and taken the vaccine to help bring back normality.
I will be taking the vaccine when I’m called, but we can only bring life back to normality if we all take the vaccine so play your part and let’s unite and defeat this virus by taking the vaccine.
You can find further information on the website of the South East London CCG, including materials in all the languages spoken in Lambeth.
Cllr Irfan Mohammed