Communities across the globe watched Imam Qasim receive a quick and painless Covid-19 vaccine on IQRA TV a broadcaster of Islamic and Educational programming.
The Imam who is the chairman of Al-Khair Foundation (AKF) was more than willing to have the process shared widely in the hopes of dispelling some myths.
Recent data from the NHS shows that vaccine hesitancy was at 72 per cent among black communities, 42 per cent in Pakistani/Bangladeshi groups, 32 per cent for mixed ethnic populations compared to lower 15 per cent among white people.
Various myths surround the vaccine, which has led to hesitancy in some groups more than others, the segment was made in the hopes of boosting its uptake as the country continues to fight against the pandemic.
leading Muslim charity founder has gone public with a TV broadcast of his COVID-19 vaccination to boost its take-up in the fight against the pandemic.
Imam Qasim said: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been offered my vaccine and it has been amazing to see how quickly the vaccine roll out has happened,
“By sharing my vaccine experience, I hope to encourage others from my faith to book in for their vaccine when they are offered it.
“The quickest way we can all return to some sort of normality is if everybody has the vaccine, so I hope this helps to reassure anyone who is uncertain about having their vaccine.”
Places of worship have been turned into temporary clinics to instil confidence in the vaccination and Imam Qasim’s broadcast will boost the cause by reaching millions of people in the UK and around the world.
In addition to this latest move, AKF headquartered in Croydon, London has been supporting communities throughout the pandemic with teams across the UK helping the vulnerable and isolated.
Samantha Lade, Centre Lead for Fairfield Halls said “Getting vaccinated gives us and our loved ones the best protection against this awful virus.
“These vaccines are safe and effective and it is an honour to be able to protect our patients and help local people get through this pandemic.
“We are so pleased to be able to help raise awareness of how easy it is to get your vaccine when it’s your turn.”
The charity has supported food banks, providing shelter to the homeless, donated laptops to families who could not access online learning and ferried vital supplies and medications to people in self-isolation while also operating a befriending telephone service to support the lonely.
AKF also tackles education, women’s empowerment and domestic violence, and over the last decade has delivered £195 million humanitarian aid to disaster-hit and war-torn areas.
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