Please consult our doctors if you are unsure about getting the vaccine. You may also refer to this MOH link for more information:
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How does Sinopharm vaccine work?
Sinopharm vaccine exposed the body to inactivated COVID-19 virus, to induce the immune system will make antibodies against the coronavirus, attaching to viral proteins. The delivery virus has been attenuated so you won’t develop the common cold when administered with this vaccine. Your body immune system can then respond to an infection of live coronaviruses by producing antibodies to block the virus.
Why is it important to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Singapore government has advised that COVID-19 vaccination will help to protect us and our loved ones against COVID-19. Vaccination will not only reduce the number of people susceptible to the coronavirus, but also reduce the chances of transmission in the community. A high local vaccination coverage is key to protect ourselves from COVID-19, and we encourage all medically eligible persons to be vaccinated.
How effective is the Sinopharm vaccine?
The Sinopharm vaccine’s efficacy rate is currently at 79% in preventing symptomatic infection in the multi-country Phase 3 trial. This can be compared to 51% for the Sinovac vaccine and 95% for the Pfizer-BioNTech/Cominarty vaccine. More studies are required to determine COVID-19 vaccine efficacy against COVID-19 variants.
Do you need a booster vaccine?
There has been evidence that antibody levels from COVID-19 vaccines decline with time after the primary series. Booster vaccine increases this antibody response substantially.