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.
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.
How can I book an appointment to receive the Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine?
Frequently asked questions about Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccines
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.
Who is eligible for Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine?
People who meet these requirements:
- Above 18 years old
- Do not have a history of anaphylaxis (serious life-threatening allergic reaction)
- Not pregnant
Please consult our doctors for eligibility.
How many doses are required for Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine?
The Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine consists of 2 doses administered with an interval of 3-4 weeks.
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.