How is the Sinovac vaccine different from the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines?
It is an inactivated virus
Inactivated viruses have been used for vaccinations for more than a century. Some common vaccinations that are inactivated viruses include HPV vaccine, flu vaccines and hepatitis A.
Sinovac uses your own antibodies against COVID-19
Sinovac works by using killed viral particles to expose the body’s immune system to the virus without risking a serious disease response.
Sinovac is stored at normal fridge temperatures instead of at lower temperatures like the mRNA vaccines
Like the traditional flu vaccination, Sinovac is stored at normal fridge temperatures of 2 to 8°C.