UK Black and South Asian groups lagging behind white people in COVID-19 vaccinations

 UK Black and South Asian groups lagging behind white people in COVID-19 vaccinations

By Alistair Smout and Andrew MacAskill

LONDON (Reuters) – Only 55% of Black people in England in their 70s had been vaccinated against COVID-19 by last week compared with 86% of white people that age, a study showed, as celebrities and officials encourage minorities to accept the vaccine shots.

Britain has outpaced most other countries by giving at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine to more than a quarter of its population.

However, people from Black and South Asian backgrounds, who have suffered a disproportionate number of deaths, have been more reluctant to be vaccinated.

Among those from South

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