Sir Lenny Henry has written an open letter urging black Britons to have the Covid-19 vaccine.

The actor and comedian said people should “trust the facts” and guard against misinformation.
The letter has been signed by high-profile figures such as actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, YouTube star KSI and actress Thandie Newton.

Vaccination rates among black Britons are considerably lower than among white Britons. According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, vaccination rates for people in England identifying as having black African heritage stand at 58.8%, the lowest among all ethnic minority groups, and 68.7% within the black Caribbean community.

By contrast, for people identifying as white British, there is an estimated take-up rate of 91.3%.
The disparity exists despite a widespread study suggesting black people are twice as likely as white people to catch the coronavirus.
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