Posted on 2021-06-07

Vaccination hesitancy threat to public health: GCU Vice Chancellor

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 camp.
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.

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