Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine appointment booking is by online form submission only.

Thank you for your interest in Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine. We will be resuming the bookings for the administration of 1st dose of Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine from Monday, 20 September 2021.

About the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

The Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine is an inactivated vaccine called SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell). It is produced using a more traditional technology based on a deactivated Covid-19 virus.

World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) ¹’² has also completed its review of the vaccine and recommends the vaccine for adults 18 years and older, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of three to four weeks.
Vaccine efficacy for symptomatic and hospitalized disease was estimated to be 79%, all age groups combined.

How does the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine works?

Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine works by teaching the immune system to make antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The antibodies attach to viral proteins, such as the so-called spike proteins that stud its surface.

Once vaccinated with Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, the immune system can respond to an infection of live coronaviruses. B cells produce antibodies that stick to the invaders. Antibodies that target the spike protein can prevent the virus from entering cells¹.

Source: World Health Organisation ³

Is the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine safe?

Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine (as with all WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) Covid-19 vaccines¹) has been thoroughly assessed based on quality, safety and efficacy and has been recommended for use in people aged 18 and above.

Sinopharm’s clinical trials have demonstrated that Covid-19 vaccine can protect people against Covid-19. But no one can yet say how long that protection lasts. It’s possible that the level of antibodies drops over the course of months. But the immune system also contains special cells called memory B cells that might retain information about the coronavirus for years or even decades. As with all vaccinations under the EUL, Sinopharm will continue to submit ongoing data for the continued safety and quality of the vaccine.

How effective is the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine?

Efficacy rate of 79 % against symptomatic COVID-19 infection and an efficacy of 79 % against hospitalisation.

According to the WHO ¹’², a large, multi-country phase three trial showed after administering two doses at an interval of 21 days, the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine is 79% effective against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection two weeks after the second dose. It was also reported to be 79% effective against hospitalisation.

Who is eligible for Sinopharm in Singapore?

Eligible individuals age 18 and above ¹’² whom have not received any dose of any Covid-19 vaccine in Singapore or otherwise.

Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine is not recommended for individuals with a history of anaphylaxis to any component of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine or have body temperature over 38.5ºC should postpone vaccination until they no longer have a fever. Special population group of such as individuals with comorbidities, children and pregnant woman should check with their healthcare physician and refer to current country’s recommended vaccination criteria to determine if suitable for Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine.

Important Facts

According to WHO ¹’² recommendation, individuals should take two-dose with an interval of 3-4 weeks between first and second dose whilst the need for and timing of additional doses is still being assessed in clinical trials being conducted in various countries.

References:
1. The Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know (2021, May 7). Retrieved July 27 2021 https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/the-sinopharm-covid-19-vaccine-what-you-need-to-know
2. Wilder-Smith, A., Hombach, J., Marti, M., & O’Brien, K. (2021, May 24). Interim recommendations for use of the inactivated COVID-19 vaccine BIBP developed by China National Biotec Group (‎CNBG)‎, Sinopharm. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from World Health Organisation website: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-vaccines-SAGE_recommendation-BIBP-2021.1
3. COVID-19 advice for the public: Getting vaccinated (2021, July). Retrieved July 28 2021. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccines/advice
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