Is the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine safer than Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna? Does it protect against the COVID-19 Delta variant – and if you got this vaccine, would you need a booster shot of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine?

Public health and infectious disease experts, Dr Loh Jiashen from Farrer Park Hospital and Dr Danny Soon, Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccinations, Singapore answer questions on the safety and efficacy rates of Sinovac and distil the difference between the inactivated virus vaccine and the mRNA vaccine.

Dr Dicky Budiman, policy adviser for COVID-19, Indonesia, also explains why healthcare workers in Indonesia are given booster shots of the Moderna vaccine after being vaccinated with Sinovac.

00:00 Is Sinovac safe for me?
00:14 Sinovac vs mRNA vaccine: Which is better? Is an inactivated virus vaccine safer?
00:54 Does Sinovac protect against COVID-19 delta variants?
01:29 Can I mix Sinovac with mRNA vaccines like Pfizer-BioNTech/Corminarty and Moderna? Should I get an mRNA booster vaccine?
02:22 Is Sinovac in the National Vaccination programme?

As of August 25, 2021, Sinovac is not part of the National Vaccination Programme and is not covered by the Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme (VIFAP). Sinovac is only available under the Special Access Route, available at approved private clinics. (—special-access-route-(sar)-vaccines)

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