Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, this week, met with London-based Nigerian pastor, Sola Fola-Alade, and other community leaders at the Tab London, Lewisham, over Covid vaccination.
This was disclosed via his Twitter handle on Saturday, where it reads, “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 a video posted on his official Twitter handle on Saturday.
Fola-Alade, who also made mention of his professional medical background, is one of the Lead Pastors at the Liberty Church, London.
Speaking at the meeting with Johnson, Fola-Alade said, “Not only am I a pastor of a church but I’m also a medical doctor by training. I do understand people’s fears and anxieties concerning the speed and the development of the vaccines and the things that are out there concerning how the vaccines were developed.”
He also encouraged those who had already been vaccinated, to tell others to do so to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease and its associated deaths.
Britain began its vaccination programme last December after it approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, raising hopes of a breakthrough in the pandemic, which has killed more than 122,415 people out of the over four million infected people in the UK, according to the World Health Organisation.
Johnson, who spent days in intensive care with Covid-19 last year, called the vaccination programme a “huge step forward in the UK’s fight against coronavirus”.
Meanwhile, some reactions to the tweet, stated that the vaccination should be a voluntary action and not being coerced to do so