First of all, thank you all for your trust in the Chinese Information and Advice Centre. To protect the health of the public, many went to London Chinatown on 27th May to get a free vaccine jab. We promoted the mobile vaccination service hosted by Westminster City Council and the NHS. The event had been changed from 26th to 27th May and that had caused some disappointment because people had asked for leave from work and could not be rescheduled. On the 27th May, a large number of members from the Community came to Chinatown. The organisers, the Westminster City Council and the NHS, completely underestimated our needs; although we had repeatedly asked for more support for the project, they could not meet the number of vaccines nor the marshals needed to safeguard the service users. The Chairman of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre Mr Edmond Yeo JP, immediately called a meeting with the organiser Westminster City Council, and successfully fought for the mobile vaccine service to go ahead. This event certainly has its shortcomings, but it is reflecting to the government and mainstream society that the Chinese community has lack of social support and has lost trust to the government. The government should also be aware that this scene has been caused by the marginalised individuals from our Community who only want to have the vaccine which is their basic right and entitlement.
We are truly sorry for any inconveniences caused. CIAC is now negotiating for another WCC/NHS visit to Chinatown soon.
Thank you everyone for all your feedback.