Hanoi has just received 1 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine. This is a vaccine of Sinopharm, China.
1. What is the Vero Cell Vaccine?
Vero Cell vaccine of Sinopharm, China, so also known as Sinopharm vaccine, is one of the Covid-19 prevention vaccines approved and evaluated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having “potentially effective effectiveness” important” in preventing fatal and worsening Covid-19 cases.
On May 7, 2021, with a protective effect of up to 78.2% of the vaccine, Vero Cell was included in the WHO’s emergency use list (EUL). And this is also the first vaccine to be included in the WHO’s emergency use list using inactivated technology.
2. Which country’s Vero Cell vaccine?
Vero Cell vaccine belongs to Sinopharm – China’s largest vaccine producer, researched and manufactured by Beijing Institute of Biological Research, China. The group is spread across the globe with more than 1,500 subsidiaries and more than 200,000 employees. In the list of top 500 companies in the world, in 2020 this unit is ranked 145th, with revenue of more than 70 billion USD.
After many studies and testing on animals, at the end of April 2020, Sinopharm vaccine started testing on humans after being approved by the Drug Administration of China. On December 30, 2020, with the announced protective effect of 79.34%, the rate of neutralizing antibodies reaching 99.52%, this vaccine was licensed for conditional use by the Central Drug Administration of Vietnam. Country.
Sinopharm officially provided vaccines for COVAX program from May 31, 2021. In Vietnam, the Ministry of Health urgently approved the Vero Cell vaccine on June 3, 2021.
3. Vero Cell’s Mechanism of Action
In order to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies, Sinopharm’s vaccine uses inactivated viral particles. Through trials, post-clinical results show that this vaccine is effective in protection up to 78.2% and people who have received this vaccine when infected with Covid-19 will reduce their hospitalization rate by 79% and no one will need to be hospitalized. into the intensive care unit.
4. Is the Vero Cell vaccine good?
Experts say that in most cases Sinopharm’s Vero Cell vaccine is effective, and this is also an important link in solving the worldwide shortage of Covid-19 vaccine.
5. How is the Vero Cell vaccine preserved?
According to the manufacturer, Sinopharm’s Vero Cell vaccine is stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius and has a shelf life of 2 years. This vaccine is easy to transport, standard storage conditions are also easy, thus reducing all transportation and storage costs. As a result, access to this vaccine is increasing worldwide.
6. Side effects when injecting Sinopharm’s Vero Cell vaccine
When injecting Vero Cell vaccine, users may experience some side effects such as: redness, pain, swelling at the injection site, body pain, muscle pain, fever, nausea, chills… But these reactions will expire in a few days.
As recommended by health experts, to reduce side effects after injection you need to drink lots of water and wear cool clothes, eat and exercise gently and scientifically. And contact your doctor if pain and redness at the injection site increases after 24 hours.
7. 1 dose of Sinopharm’s Vero Cell vaccine is how many ml, how many injections will it be effective for prevention?
According to the WHO expert group, using Sinopharm vaccine in the form of intramuscular injection, the dose is 0.5 ml, with a 2-dose injection regimen.
This vaccine is not recommended for people under 18 years of age, those with a history of anaphylaxis to any component of the vaccine and those with a temperature above 38.5ºC also need to postpone vaccination until the temperature is normal. .
8. How much does Sinopharm’s Vero Cell vaccine cost?
A representative of a company in Indonesia said that the price of Sinopharm vaccine is about 200,000 rupiah, equivalent to 13.6 US dollars. Thus, the price of this vaccine is higher than the Oxford vaccine (1 dose costs $ 4), and cheaper than the price of the Moderna vaccine (1 dose costs $ 33).
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