BAME man receives vaccine from nurse.

Government award £24m to protect vulnerable groups from Covid

The Government has announced that £23.75m will be delivered to 60 councils and voluntary groups across the country to help vulnerable groups get information around Covid-19 in an attempt to boost vaccination uptake in these groups.

The groups that have been identified by the Government are the elderly, disabled people, and people of a BAME background, with Government data suggesting that these groups are far less likely to have had the vaccine, with suggestions that this could be due to misinformation being passed around in these communities.

The councils and voluntary groups will aim to identify areas of concern specific to their regions, with plans in place for helplines, school programmes, workplace engagement, phone calls, and training sessions to help people provide information and advice.

Communities Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:

“It is vital that everyone has access to accurate and up to date information about COVID-19. False information about COVID-19 vaccines could cost lives.

“Today’s funding will help councils and community groups expand some of the excellent work already underway and reach out to their communities to ensure they have the information they need and get their questions answered.

“Ultimately this funding will help save lives.”

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