UO & UHS to collaborate on Covid vaccine research

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Vice Chancellor of the University of Health Sciences, Prof Dr Javed Akram delivered a detailed presentation on his institution’s interventions regarding Covid-19 prevention and vaccination during a seminar organized by the University of Okara on Wednesday.

He vowed to collaborate with the UO on various aspects of the pandemic related research.

Dr Akram revealed that, so far, only 32 percent of the world population had been vaccinated while the ratio in Pakistan was only 3 percent.

He told, “Until at least 65 percent of the world population receive vaccination, the pandemic cannot be controlled.”

Moreover, he argued that herd immunity was the ultimate goal to flatten the curve of this disease. He also inaugurated Department of Public Health at the UO.

Addressing the seminar, the UO Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar, appealed to Dr Akram for helping his university in the promotion of medical.—INP

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