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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. 

How can I book an appointment to receive the Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • 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.
  • Book your vaccination appointment through the link below. Booking of vaccination appointments will be on a first-come-first serve basis. Sinopharm vaccines are subject to availability. 
  • Upon confirmation of vaccination appointment, you will receive an SMS notification.
  • If you do not receive the SMS notification, please call our hotline at 6817 8278 (only available from Monday to Friday: 9 am – 12 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm).
  • For enquiries on Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccinations/vaccination appointments, you may call our hotline: 6817 8278 (only available from Monday to Friday: 9am – 12pm, 2pm – 5pm) or email covidvac@healthwaymedical.com. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Booking of appointments can ONLY be done in the link above. Healthway Medical will NOT accept booking of appointments via calls and emails.
  • Sinopharm vaccination slots are non-transferrable.
  • Booking slots are non-transferrable and valid for individual booking ONLY. 
  • Please use your own name, NRIC, email, contact number and date of birth for the booking of appointment. 
  • People who meet these requirements will be 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

    Please consult our doctors if you are unsure about getting the vaccine. You may also refer to this link for more information: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination

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 an allergy to my first dose of Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, can I get the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine?

Currently, our Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines are reserved for eligible unvaccinated individuals. For queries about COVID-19 vaccinations, please refer to MOH guidelines here.

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
  • Have not taken any prior COVID-19 vaccinations

Please consult our doctors if you are unsure about getting the vaccine. You may also refer to this link for more information: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination

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.