Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has met with church and community leaders, including Sola Fola-Alade, a London-based pastor, to discuss COVID-19 vaccination.
The UK prime minister published a clip of the meeting, which held at The Tab church in London, Lewisham, on his official Twitter handle on Saturday.
“Hi folks, I’m here at The Tab. I’ve been talking to some pastors about the amazing works that they do to encourage the take-up of vaccinations,” Johnson said in the video.
Speaking at the meeting with the prime minister, Fola-Alade, who is the lead pastor at Liberty Church, London, said as a medical doctor, he understands people’s fears concerning the quick development of the vaccines.
“Not only am I a pastor of a church, I’m also a medical doctor by training. I do understand people’s fears and anxieties concerning the speed of the development of the vaccines, and the things that are out there concerning how the vaccines were developed,” he said.
This week I met with church and community leaders in Lewisham to discuss uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine. pic.twitter.com/a3Gb6WsBD0
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) February 27, 2021
In a post on his Twitter handle on Saturday, Fola-Alade advised people to be careful about misinformation concerning the vaccine.
“While people do have valid fears & questions regarding the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, however, we must be careful about misinformation out there and look at the facts & make our decisions based on objective facts and not on myths,” he wrote.
While people do have valid fears & questions regarding the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, however we must be careful about misinformation out there and look at the facts & make our decisions based on objective facts and not on myths https://t.co/aWmcZKljio
— Sola Fola-Alade (@DrImpact_) February 27, 2021
The UK, which is the fifth country with the highest number of confirmed infections worldwide, began vaccinations in December after it approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for public use.