My friend is suspicious of the ‘vaccinate BIPOC people first’ messaging. What should I say?Updated: July 15th, 2021
Global Citizen shared this question with Dr Sylvia Kama-Kieghe, a UK GP and founder of a health information blog, Ask Away Health.
She stressed just how widespread and devastating this pandemic has been – with over three and a half million lives lost and counting.
When talking to vaccine-sceptic friends, Dr Kama-Kieghe recommends that you acknowledge their fears, and that there are valid reasons they may be less trustful of the healthcare systems and healthcare research. However, she says it’s important to consider that we do have the data to show us that both BIPOC and non-BIPOC people were involved in the vaccine trials to positive results, and that several millions of BIPOC people have safely received the vaccine globally since December 2020.
She recommends that people still concerned speak directly to their doctors to ensure they are comfortable before getting a vaccine.
Watch Dr Sylvia’s full interview for more.