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."|0|https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-covid-lockdown-uk-rules-vaccine-novavax-latest/|1|https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/global-health/2021/03/30/TELEMMGLPICT000254626287_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqQfwj9fj1sNjNbJMkEVbWuYx9cE70g27bbuhlBEzW2W8.jpeg?impolicy=logo-overlay|2|www.telegraph.co.uk|E|