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What is Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine?

Sinopharm is the sixth vaccine to be authorised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its emergency use listing, and received WHO validation for its safety, efficacy and quality.

WHO has thoroughly assessed the data on quality, safety and efficacy of the Sinopharm vaccine and has recommended its use for people aged 18 and above.

As part of our national effort to encourage the population to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Healthway Medical Group will be offering Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at selected GP clinics in Singapore.

How does the Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine work?

While Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna are messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, Sinopharm uses an inactivated virus to fight against COVID-19. 

The Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine works like traditional vaccines, where it introduces a weakened version of COVID-19 virus, which triggers our immune system to fight the virus. 

Eligibility

First 2 Doses

Individuals who meet these requirements are eligible for Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • Above 18 years old
  • Do not have a history of anaphylaxis (serious life-threatening allergic reaction)
  • Not pregnant
  • Have not taken any prior COVID-19 vaccinations
  • The 2nd dose of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine should be taken 21 days after the 1st dose of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Please consult our doctors if you are unsure about getting the vaccine. For more information, refer to this link.

3rd Dose

Individuals who meet these requirements are eligible for the 3rd dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • Above 18 years old
  • Do not have a history of anaphylaxis (serious life-threatening allergic reaction)
  • Not pregnant
  • The 3rd dose of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine should be taken 90 days after the 2nd dose of Sinopharm / Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine
  • The 3rd dose of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will only be offered for individuals who received two doses of Sinopharm / Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Please consult our doctors if you are unsure about getting the vaccine. For more information, refer to this link.

Appointment booking for Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccination

  • Please use your own name, NRIC, email, contact number and date of birth for booking of appointment as the slots are valid for individual bookings ONLY.
  • Upon confirmation of vaccination appointment, you will receive an SMS notification.
  • If you did not receive the SMS notification / have enquiries on Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, please call 6977 6633 (only available from Monday to Sunday, 8:30am – 5:30pm) or email contact.centre@healthwaymedical.com

2 Dose Package

$99 (price inclusive of GST)

Single Dose

$50 (price inclusive of GST)

3 Dose Package

$149 (price inclusive of GST)

Terms and conditions

  • Only individuals who are 18 years old and above are eligible to take the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Booking of appointments can ONLY be done in the link above. Healthway Medical will NOT accept booking of appointments via calls and emails.
  • Appointment slots are non-transferable and valid for individual booking ONLY. 
  • Please use your own name, NRIC, email, contact number and date of birth for the booking of appointment. 
  • Booking of vaccination appointments will be on a first-come-first serve basis. Sinopharm vaccines are subject to availability. 

We got you covered with COVID-19 Vaccine Essential

Singapore residents who received the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines at Healthway Medical will get a COVID-19 vaccination side effect insurance coverage included in the price.

Healthway Medical is the first to get insurance coverage for the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. Get your vaccination from Healthway Medical and you will be automatically covered under the policy* and no application/sign-up is required.

*Terms & conditions by insurer apply.

Frequently asked questions about Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccines

I had side effects from my previous dose of mRNA vaccine, can I take Sinopharm as the booster dose?

As per MOH’s guidelines (updated on 13 Jan), mRNA vaccines are the recommended vaccines for patients who require booster vaccination, unless medically ineligible for the mRNA vaccine.

For individuals who request for Sinopharm vaccine as their booster dose, our team of dedicated doctors will assess each patient to determine their suitability. For more information about booster shots, click here.

What is the difference between Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine and other vaccines such as Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna?

The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines such as Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna function by injecting COVID-19 genetic code into our bodies; the injected genetic code is used to make proteins which look like the COVID-19 virus. Our immune system then learns to recognise and fight these proteins, building our immunity against COVID-19.

On the other hand, Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine introduces a weakened version of COVID-19 virus, which triggers our immune systems to fight the virus. 

How do I make changes to my vaccination appointment?

To make changes to the appointment dates or timings, please call our hotline at 6977 6633 (only available from Monday to Sunday, 8:30am – 5:30pm) or email contact.centre@healthwaymedical.com

What is the vaccine efficacy rate of Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccines?

Sinopharm’s efficacy for both symptomatic and hospitalized disease was estimated at 79%, according to the WHO.

Is Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine approved by WHO?

On 7 May 7 2021, WHO approved the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Hence, the vaccine is allowed to be distributed globally and is safe to be used.

Are there any side effects for Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine?

There might be common side effects such as headache, fatigue and fever. Side effects can range from mild to moderate. This vaccine is an inactivated vaccine with an adjuvant that is routinely used in many other vaccines with a documented good safety profile.

When will the Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine be available?

You may register your interest, and our representative will get in touch with you once the vaccine is available. Please note that registration of interest does not guarantee access to vaccines as it depends on the availability.