Message regarding Vaccinations from the Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19
July 1, 2021
To those who are eligible for vaccinations,
Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19
Ten days have passed since vaccinations began at Keio University. At present, vaccinations for people who have made appointments are moving along smoothly.
As President Itoh and Provost Kitagawa said in their message on Monday, June 7, vaccination is not compulsory, but voluntary and at the discretion of each individual. In addition, there must not be any restrictions on or discrimination against individuals based on whether or not they have been vaccinated. Please do not pressure or guilt those who do not wish to get the vaccine into doing so.
Each of you must weigh the effectiveness of this vaccine in preventing the disease as well as the possible side effects and decide for yourself what to do. Furthermore, we must all respect the wishes of and decisions made by others.
A safe campus during the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be realized through vaccinations alone. What everyone can do is to continue doing what we have been doing up to now: follow the infection prevention measures that are in place and act in a disciplined manner, such as refraining from eating out in groups.
In order to revive life back on campus, we ask you all for your cooperation.