A gay NHS doctor has used TikTok to encourage people to take the coronavirus vaccine and to tackle misinformation, PinkNews reports.
Doctor Mark Perera, who works as a NHS doctor in East London and who posts under the name @DoctorGayUK on TikTok is using the social media platform to reach out to people.
As a frontline healthcare worker Doctor Perera has been given the vaccine. Here are just a few of his videos where he dances and bust some coronavirus vaccine myths.
To further prove the vaccine is harmless he posted videos at five and seven days post jab.
The doctor told PinkNews he took up TikTok to “drive more people to have the vaccine when eligible, also because I am a bit goofy and love dancing”.
He added: “As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and BAME communities, I think it’s really important we calm fears with facts and open discussion.”
Doctor Perera also encouraged people to “look at the scientific facts” behind the vaccines.
He said: “The three main vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca) have all been tested rigorously and the evidence has clearly shown that two injections make most people immune to this virus
“Each country then evaluates the evidence and publishes its decision on safety approval. The UK have approved two of the vaccines, this is a collective effort of scientists and regulators,” Doctor Perera said.