Vaccine hesitancy in minority ethnic groups reflects the trend in inequity seen throughout healthcare with its legacy of historical bias
Author: Qaiys Abu Qaoud
Qaiys is a 4th year medical student at the University of Sheffield, where he is a committee member for the student-led medical and science publication North Wing, which has been run by students at Sheffield since 1935. He is also networking and charities officer for the newly formed Sheffield BAME Medics Society, which aims to represent and advocate for minority ethnic medical students. Outside of med school, he enjoys running in the peaks and reading (mainly fiction!)
Racial disparities within our healthcare system are a virus that plagues the NHS. People from minority ethnic backgrounds in the UK face worse outcomes personally and professionally, as both patients and healthcare staff. The Covid-19 pandemic has only served to highlight these longstanding injustices.