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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla visit Finsbury Park Mosque's pop-up vaccination centre

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla visited Finsbury Park Mosque [Getty]

Date of publication: 17 March, 2021

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The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited Finsbury Park Mosque's pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinic.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla paid a visit to London's Finsbury Park Mosque after it hosted a new NHS pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited the Islamic centre in North London on Tuesday, which has been praised for encouraging ethnic minorities in the UK to take the coronavirus vaccine.

During the trip, Camilla, 73, said she had already been vaccinated and was not concerned about whether she received the AstraZeneca or the Pfizer and BioNTech.

"I didn't ask. I don't even ask because I hate injections so much that I shut my eyes... whatever comes out," she told Dr John McGrath, a GP who was administering the jab at Finsbury Park Mosque, according to Evening Standard.

"That's really interesting," Dr McGrath responded.

"And actually I was fully expecting lots of people to be asking me about this today but what’s really pleasing is that most people have your attitude and mine. I think you take what you’re given. We are in a national effort here."

Commenting on the visit, Mohammed Kozbar, Chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque was quoted by Middle East Monitor as saying:

"Muslims have been among the worst-affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, yet the role that Muslims throughout the country have played in their local communities as frontline staff, keyworkers and volunteers to help alleviate the suffering that this pandemic has inflicted on so many, is a source of immense pride to everyone.

"We would like to extend our gratitude to our partners at Islington Council and the Islington GP Federation for giving us this opportunity to serve the community and to our volunteers who have been working hard to ensure that vaccination operations run smoothly", he added.

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