Lambeth: Vaccine hesitancy funding concerns raised with government

28 January 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council has written to the government raising its concerns after the borough has missed out on funding for work to build confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine among our diverse communities.

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Lambeth: Vaccine hesitancy funding concerns raised with government

There was no allocation for Lambeth from the £23million fund, despite the essential need for local confidence building to ensure good take-up rates.

The joint letter from the Leader of Lambeth Council Councillor Jack Hopkins and Councillor Jim Dickson, Cabinet member for Health & Social Care, was sent on Thursday to Robert Jenrick MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government.

The council has been worked closely with the NHS and community groups on a plan to tackle vaccine hesitancy among our black and ethnic minority residents in particular and to encourage take-up of the vaccine so we can protect people from Covid-19. However this work needs significant investment to ensure it’s effective.

To read the full letter see below:

Lambeth Council Letter to Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick MP