Individuals with a history of allergic reaction to vaccines, or other severe medical conditions should consult a doctor before receiving the vaccine.
The Malaysian government currently has not given their approval for the use of Sinovac for children under 18
The Sinovac vaccine has a 51% efficacy against symptomatic infection and 100% efficacy against severe infection and hospitalization.
The WHO recommends the use of the Sinovac vaccine in pregnant and lactating women as the benefits outweigh the risks.
There is no conclusive evidence yet, however, the Sinovac vaccine has shown effectiveness in countries where the delta variant is prevalent. More studies are underway to determine the efficacy against new variants.
Yes, you can, but it’s recommended to consult your doctor before getting the vaccine.
Like the other approved vaccines, the Sinovac vaccine is considered halal by religious bodies. This was further confirmed by the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia.
There are 2 doses given at an interval of 3 weeks
The most common side effects are pain on the injection site, fatigue, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, cough, chills, sore throat, congestion, etc. Some uncommon side effects can be vomiting, fever, tremors and dizziness. Rare side effects include but aren’t limited to muscle spasms, constipation and abdominal distension, etc.
It works by exposing the body’s immune system to dead viral particles to trigger an immune response without causing the disease.