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Sheila

Sheila was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago but is now in remission.  Her keep-fit class instructor has asked the class to consider taking part in a vaccine trial which is being run from the gym hall they usually go to for their keep-fit class.  With all the strong opinions against taking part and all the misinformation circulating, Sheila has to decide if she has enough information to ‘let go and leap’. 

Written By: Jonathan Hall      Performed By: Amanda Orton   

Background to this project

Building on the inclusive approach of COVID and Me (the first collection of short films we co-produced to raise awareness of COVID-19 research) we are again employing the art of storytelling and drama to build awareness and trust in vaccine research.

You will see a number of characters from the original series making a return as we chart their progress through the pandemic. 

We hope the films are a powerful way to engage communities to start their own debate, overcome fear and help people start to break down their barriers to vaccine research.