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Covid-19 ethnic minorities news roundup 17 February

The big news is that Dr. Halima Begum and her colleagues have managed to convince the government that there is a real need for members of ethnic minorities to get vaccinated as a priority due to the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has on these groups.

The Daily Telegraph [£] is of the view that ethnicity may be a priority in third phase of vaccine rollout and that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is expected to urge ministers to take into account higher mortality risk faced by some minority communities.

Here is a little insight into what is going on in the rest of the country.



North Staffordshire


The leader of Preston City Council  has said those living in deprived regions and neighbourhoods should be vaccinated firs. Preston currently has the country’s ninth highest infection rate.




Covid-19 and ethnic minorities

Here are some basic facts about Covid-19 relating to ethnic minorities.

Source: Royal College of General Practitioners: Using NHSE vaccination stats up until 2 February 2021 and ONS 2011 census population statistics

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