Lenny Henry urges black British to have Covid-19 vaccine

Comic legend Sir Lenny Henry has joined with ‘12 Years a Slave’ actor Chiwetel Ejiofer, actress Thandie Newton and other black celebrities to urge black Britons to have the coronavirus vaccine.

TV comic legend Lenny Henry reads his letter in the short film. Credit: DHSC

Sir Lenny Henry has written an open letter urging black Britons to go and have the COVID-19 vaccine and a short film based on his letter will be aired on Channel 5 and Sky between 8pm and 9.30pm tonight (30 March).

’When your turn comes take the vaccine’

Sir Lenny Henry’s letter includes the words: ‘Dear mums, dads, grandparents, uncles, aunties, brothers, sisters, nephew, nieces, daughters, sons and cousins. We love you!

‘And we want to see you again. Covid-19 has kept us apart for far too long. We want to hug you, we want to celebrate with you, we want to go out for dinner with you, we want to worship with you, we want to go and watch football and cricket with you, we want to beat you at video games – in the same room so we can see the look on your face when we do.

‘But in order to do all that – we all need to take the Covid-19 jab. It’s all of us in this together.

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