A significant number of Bangladeshi students have been inoculated against the coronavirus in China with the Chinese vaccine - Sinovac.
University authorities have taken the initiative to vaccinate foreign students in Chinese universities. Bangladeshi students living there have expressed satisfaction being able to get the vaccine without any hassle.
The students said that those who are willing to be vaccinated are first asked to apply for the coronavirus vaccine within the stipulated time by the International Department of the University. The matter of vaccination has been done voluntarily and under very strict monitoring of the university.
Asked if there were any side effects, they said the doctors at the hospital first do some preliminary tests such as fever, headache, cold, and cough. So far they have faced no severe side effects.
However, they experienced mild pain at the injection place on that day. Everyone had to wait 30 minutes at the immunization center to see if there are any side effects.
They further said that the cooperation of everyone including teachers, doctors, nurses, and volunteers was eye-catching. If all goes well, they will receive a second dose of the vaccine in due time.
Doctors gave some basic advice to the vaccinated students, such as not taking a bath within 24 hours, refraining from salty foods, drinking plenty of warm water, and not drinking alcohol for 7 days.
Meanwhile, a letter was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 27 April on behalf of the students stationed in Bangladesh with a list of about 2,000 students willing to voluntarily take the Chinese vaccine. The letter sought necessary steps in this regard.
Besides, Bangladeshi students living in China opined that those who left China and got stuck home recently due to the ongoing pandemic should get priority in having the Chinese vaccine so that they can return to China quickly.