Coronavirus vaccination is safe but unnecessary hesitancy exists in our
people especially youth. This hesitancy is a threat to public health, and
it needs to be addressed through effective commination strategies, said
Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College
University Lahore, on Saturday.
He was addressing students at the second day of special Coronavirus
Vaccination Centre set by the Health Department at the Government College
University, Lahore. City Assistant Commissioner Faizan Ahmed also visited
The Vice Chancellor said he, his senior team members and medical staff were
trying reach out to each of the university's employee and student, and so
if anybody has misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccination, it can be
addressed with authentic information.
Prof. Zaidi hoped that they would achieve the target of 100 percent
vaccination of almost 2000 employees by Monday, June 7. He said the
vaccination camp at GCU had also been extended till June 7, 5pm so that
maximum number of their students could be vaccinated.
The GCU VC said students just need to bring their national identity cards
and university cards to the camp for vaccination even if they have not
received the code from 1166.
Prof. Zaidi also said that most of the information of their youth comes
from social media, which is a dangerous trend until these platforms develop
an effective system of check and balance regarding information sharing.