Vaccines for every UK adult is Government focus, says minister, despite calls for international treaty
Kwasi Kwarteng said there had been "great strides" in reaching out to those who are sceptical over Covid-19 vaccinations. Asked on Sky News about hesitancy in the black community around taking vaccines, he said: "I think there's possibly a degree of misinformation, people share things on social media. I think there's a wariness sometimes. "But […]

Kwasi Kwarteng said there had been "great strides" in reaching out to those who are sceptical over Covid-19 vaccinations.

Asked on Sky News about hesitancy in the black community around taking vaccines, he said: "I think there's possibly a degree of misinformation, people share things on social media. I think there's a wariness sometimes.

"But what I would say on that is that I think at the beginning of the vaccine process there was a lot more scepticism amongst certain communities here in the UK than there is today, I think we've made great strides actually.

"And there's still a way to go, but I think there's been a huge improvement and a huge increase in uptake amongst vulnerable communities and amongst BAME communities as well."

Mr Kwarteng added: "I think that people are sceptical, I think we've got a job as Government, as political leaders, to reach out to as many people in this country as possible.

"The coronavirus doesn't discriminate between people, I think we're all very vulnerable to it and we have a job to do to convince people this is the safe way to go and I think there has been progress made."

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