A SOLIHULL councillor is urging people from ethnic minorities to go for their covid-19 vaccine.
Coun Ade Adeyemo has said that people have nothing to fear from the three covid vaccines currently approved for use in the UK.
The Lyndon ward Liberal Democrat was responding to reports in the press that many people from ethnic minorities were reluctant to have covid vaccines, for various reasons.
He said: “Ethnic minorities have nothing to fear from having the Covid vaccine.
“I am a black man of African descent. I have no concerns about the Covid vaccines and I will definitely take the jab when my appointment finally arrives.
“Taking the Covid vaccine is the best way to protect ourselves from this nasty virus and I would encourage people from ethnic minorities to do so when their appointments arrive.
“The effect of Covid on ethnic minorities has been devastating, particularly on people who of Black and South Asian descent. We have lost far too many friends and loved ones. Many continue to suffer from the effects of long Covid.
“That is why I implore all Black, Asian and other Ethnic Minority people to heed the advice of the medical community and protect ourselves from his nasty virus.”