Khaleda recovers from side effects of Covid vaccine
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has recovered from fever and body pain that she experienced as side effects after taking the first dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
"Madam [Khaleda Zia] was suffering from mild fever and body pain as side effects of the first dose of the Covid vaccine. But her fever and pain have already subsided," the BNP chief's personal physician, Dr Al Mamun, told UNB yesterday.
He, however, said Khaleda was still suffering from heart, lung, and some other problems.
The 76-year-old BNP chief, who recovered from Covid-19 over two months back, has now been receiving treatment at her Gulshan house for those problems.
Khaleda received the first dose of the Covid vaccine at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in the city's Mohakhali on Monday.
She is scheduled to get the second dose on August 19.
The BNP chief had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11. She was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27.
She tested negative for Covid-19 on May 8. She returned home from the hospital on June 19.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government temporarily freed Khaleda from jail on March 25 last year after issuing an executive order suspending her sentences in graft cases.