Bake Off Star Nadiya Hussain Urges British Bangladeshis to get COVID-19 Vaccine

Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain has urged members of the British Bangladeshi community to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Taking part in a National Health Service campaign, Hussain said: “Education is empowering. By educating ourselves around vaccination it allows us to encourage our family members, loved ones and communities to get the vaccine.”

The NHS said 76,106 people (15%) of Bangladeshi ethnicity have so far received a first dose of the vaccine in England. Credit: NHS via Storyful

Video Transcript

NADIYA HUSSAIN: If we want to get back to celebrations and spending quality time with our families, we need to find a way out of this pandemic. We have been given the opportunity with the COVID-19 vaccine. So, I encourage you to read around the vaccine and ask questions to your doctors. My sister has had the vaccine and suffered no side effects. When the time comes, I will be getting my COVID-19 vaccine too.

If we want to get back to celebrations and spending quality time with our families, we need to find a way out of this pandemic. We have been given the opportunity with the COVID-19 vaccine. So, I encourage you to read around the vaccine and ask questions to your doctors. My sister has had the vaccine and suffered no side effects. When the time comes, I will be getting my COVID-19 vaccine too.