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Prince Charles ‘saddened’ by the ‘variable uptake’ of Covid-19 vaccinations in some BAME communities

Prince Charles says he is ‘saddened’ by the ‘variable uptake’ of Covid-19 vaccinations in some ethnic minority communities after he and Camilla Parker Bowles received their first jab.

The Prince of Wales has expressed concern about the ‘variable uptake’ of the Covid-19 vaccine in some ethnic minority communities.

Prince Charles, 72, who along with the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, has had his first coronavirus jab, described the 100,000 death toll in the UK, passed last month, as a ‘most sobering milestone’.

The comments from the heir to the throne are in a keynote address he is making this week at the British Asian Trust’s Webinar: Covid-19 Vaccine – Facts for the BAME Community.

Charles, royal founding patron of the British Asian Trust (BAT), will say: ‘In view of my concern about the health and welfare of our ethnic minority communities, I am so glad to be able to introduce this crucially important discussion on vaccination.

‘Everyone present today represents the collective effort we have made as a society to combat this relentless pandemic.

‘Over the past year, we have all been inspired by innumerable accounts of dedication to duty not only from those working tirelessly in our marvellous National Health Service, or in social care, but also in all forms of public service, as well as – of course – in business, industry, commerce and the voluntary sector.

Paolo Sorbello

Paolo Sorbello is a journalist and researcher. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, studying state-business relations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. He is also the Business News Editor of the weekly newspaper The Conway Bulletin.

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