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Corrie actress encourages BAME communities to take Covid vaccine

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direct to your inboxA Coronation Street actress has released a personal video message encouraging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities across Greater Manchester to take up the Covid-19 vaccine.Shelley King, who is of Indian heritage, has played Yasmeen Nazir on the ITV soap since 2014, and received her first Covid jab earlier this month.A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health found that 57% of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people asked said they would take a Covid vaccine, compared with 79% of white respondents.Mrs King, 65, who was born in Kolkata, is now keen to help dispel any myths that may be dissuading some people from taking up the jab.She’s hoping to motivate people in these communities to do.

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