This video is in Tetum. The translation to English below was kindly provided by Dr Emma Sidebotham.

“Hi everyone. I am Emma and I am a doctor that has previously lived and worked in Timor Leste. This message is to help ensure that as many people as possible from the Timorese community are vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccination. This is the best way we to protect ourselves, and others, from the virus – and it is an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

“Any COVID-19 vaccine approved for use via the NHS has to meet strict standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness.

“Multiple vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.”

“Ultimately, the COVID-19 vaccine gives you the best protection against coronavirus.”

I have had the vaccine already without any problems or serious side effects.

“Remember:– the NHS will contact you when you are eligible.”

I would like to say that I am grateful to the scientists and researchers, who have worked tirelessly to develop vaccines to stop this terrible pandemic. And I hope that all of you can get the vaccine quickly.

Please continue to follow govt guidance – maintaining social distancing, wearing a face mask and washing hands regularly, to ensure that you and your loved ones remain healthy.

Take care, keep well and keep safe.

Thank you.”

Dr Emma Sidebotham