Vaccine conversations

Covid-19 and the Vaccines

Online conversations with local communities

There are a lot of questions around the vaccine and virus impacts for the diverse communities of Hackney and the City. In response to this, City and Hackney Healthcare Partnership, alongside Hackney CVS and community leaders, are hosting a series of online vaccine conversations.

Online conversation with Black communities

Thursday 18 February 2021

Answering the questions of local residents and providing information were Dr. Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health for City and Hackney and Dr. Donald Palmer, Associate Professor of Immunology. The meeting was hosted by Jake Ferguson, Chief Executive, Hackney CVS.


Click here for Dr Husbands’ presentation.
Click here for Professor Palmer’s presentation.

Our panel members at the event included:

* Reverend Rosemia Brown from St James The Great Church Clapton
* Abdi Hassan, Founder Coffee Afrique, Somali community
* Janette Collins, MBE, Manager, The Crib your project
* Rosemary Jawara, Peer Educator, Beersheba Livingwell
* Toyin Agbetu, Community Educator, Ligali – Pan African, human rights organisation

Online conversation with South Asian communities

Thursday 1 April 2021

Answering the questions of local residents and providing information were Dr Tehseen Khan, Spring Hill Practice and Chris Lovitt, Deputy Director of Public Health for City and Hackney.

The meeting was co-chaired by Cllr Humaira Garasia and Dr Nikita Ved, University of Oxford. They were joined by religious and community leaders.

Click here to watch a video of the conversation

If you have any questions about the Covid-19 vaccines, please email:

If you have any other queries about Covid-19, please email the City and Hackney Public Health team:

Our next zoom conversation will be with young people.