COVID Vaccine

9 Prominent COVID Vaccines Developed So Far with their basic information


The world is rushing to its battle to defeat the COVID crisis and COVID vaccines are on the front line against the war against the crisis.

Experts say that COVID Vaccines are the ultimate ‘Astra’ to combat the current pandemic. Here, one might wonder why the word ‘Vaccines’ is emphasized.

Simply because the more the number of vaccines developed the more chances that the people can be vaccinated and the more chances the virus is suppressed which finally results in ending the pandemic sooner than later.

To this extent, it is easier said than done- and though the Corona Virus is outsmarting humans in every possible way, the rate of vaccine development is an irrefutable feat of humankind.

Now, the thing is, in everyday life we hear the name of the vaccines, and in other instances don’t even know the name of the vaccines and their respective information. Well! this article aims to accomplish just that-to inform you about the prominent vaccines that have been developed and their basic information.

Prominent COVID Vaccine Lists:

9 Prominent COVID Vaccines Developed So Far with their basic information

Pfizer

Moderna

Oxford Astrazeneca

Jonson & Jonson

Sputnik V

Convidesia

CoronaVac

Sinopharm

Covaxin

Now that the names have been mentioned, let’s get on with the dose of basic information regarding the vaccines.

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1. Pfizer-BioNTech (Given Emergency Approval by WHO)

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Developer: BioNTech

Manufacturer: Pfizer, BioNTech

Country Based: USA, Germany

Vaccine Type: RNA Vaccine

Vaccine Dose: 2 Doses

Efficacy: 95%

Effective: Most Effective (Protection against severe illness)

2. Moderna (Given Emergency Approval by WHO)

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Developer: Moderna

Manufacturer: Moderna, Lonza Group

Country Based: USA

Vaccine Type: RNA Vaccine

Vaccine Doses: 2 Doses

Efficacy: 94-95%

Effective: Most Effective (Protection against severe illness)

3. Oxford Astrazeneca (Given Emergency Approval by WHO)

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Developer: Oxford University

Manufacturer: Astrazeneca, Serum Institute of India

Brand Names for Vaccine: COVISHIELD, VAXZEVRIA

Country Based: UK

Vaccine Type: Adenovirus Vector Vaccine

Vaccine Dose: 2 Doses

Efficacy: 76% to 82%

Effective: Most Effective (Protection against severe illness)

4. Jonson & Jonson (Given Emergency approval by WHO)

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Developer: Jannsen Vaccines

Manufacturer: Jonson & Jonson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Vaccines

Brand Name for Vaccine: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Country Based: USA, Belgium

Vaccine Type: Adenovirus Vector Vaccine

Vaccine Dose: 1 Dose

Efficacy: 66%

Effective: Highly Effective (Prevents Severe Illness)

5. Sputnik V

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Developer: Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemeology and Microbiology

Manufacturer: Russian Ministry of Health

Brand Name for the Vaccine: Gam-COVID-Vac

Based Country: Russia

Vaccine Type: Adenovirus Vector Vaccine

Vaccine Dose: 2 Doses

Efficacy: 91.6%

Effectiveness: Highly Effective in preventing severe illness.

6. Convidesia

Developer: Cansino Biologics

Manufacturer: Cansino Biologics

Brand Name for the Vaccine: Ad5-nCOV

Based Country: China

Vaccine Type: Adenovirus Vector Vaccine

Vaccine Dose: 1 Dose

Efficacy: 66%

Effectiveness: Highly Effective in preventing severe illness.

7. Sinopharm (Given Emergency approval by WHO)

Developer: Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd

Manufacturer: Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, China National Biotec Group (CNBG)

Brand Name for the Vaccine: Verocell COVID-19 vaccine

Based Country: China

Vaccine Type: Inactived Virus Vaccine

Vaccine Dose: 2 Doses

Efficacy: 78.1%

Effectiveness: Highly Effective in preventing severe illness.

9. COVAXIN

9 Prominent COVID Vaccines Developed So Far with their basic information
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Developer: Bharat Biotech

Manufacturer: Bharat Biotech, Haffkine Institute

Brand Name for the Vaccine: Covaxin

Based Country: India

Vaccine Type: Inactived Virus Vaccine

Vaccine Dose: 2 Doses

Efficacy: 78%

Effective: Highly effective in preventing severe illness

These are the prominent vaccines that are developed and are administered in different parts of the world. Out of these vaccines, Nepal received the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India as a COVAX vaccine supply facility of WHO.

Other than that, Nepal has been administering the Chinese vaccine Vero Cell and currently gave approval for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

Now, the thing is whenever we go to vaccinate, hopefully, the time is soon, once we know the basic details of the vaccine we are going to be administered we wouldn’t be dumbstruck. Instead knowing just the basic information of vaccines will help us gain more context regarding the news and recent developments going on in the world.

All in all, Folks! Know your vaccine.

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