BAME communities of Lambeth talk about the Vaccines

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Around 90 participants joined an event to discuss the Covid-19 vaccines

Lambeth Together partners from the local NHS and Lambeth Council hosted  ‘It’s Time to talk about the Vaccines’ – an online event for Lambeth’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities on Monday March 22.

The panel included many Lambeth locals

The event was facilitated by Lambeth Council’s Cllr Sonia Winifred and participants were given the opportunity ask about the vaccine with a panel including individuals from the Council, Public Health England and representatives from the NHS.

The event was a great mix of specialist knowledge interspersed with personal anecdotes. Professor Kevin Fenton, the Regional Director for London for Public Health England joined local panellists for the evening including Hiten Dodhia – Lambeth Council Consultant in Public Health; Professor Ray Chaudhuri, Clinical Director, Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence at King’s College; Dr Di Aitken, Lambeth GP; The Reverend Ivelaw Bowman, Community leader; and Juliet Amoa, Associate Director of Community Health and Engagement at Lambeth Council.

Professor Kevin Fenton said:

“It was such an important evening. As a Lambeth resident, I was keen to give back to my community! Thank you all for your leadership, passion and commitment in responding to the pandemic. Together, we will continue to make a difference – saving lives and protecting health.”

See the recording of the event here:

More information

To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Lambeth see our COVID-19 Vaccinations page and for more information about the programme in south east London, please visit

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