Vaccine Names

Confused about which vaccines somebody is talking about? I don’t blame you.

ManufacturerResearch names (Amount)Trade nameVariant
PfizerBNT162b2 (30 µg)ComirnatyClassic
PfizerBNT162b2 OMI (30 µg)?BA.1
ModernamRNA-1273 (100 µg)SpikevaxClassic
ModernamRNA-1273.529?BA.1
ModernamRNA-1273.045?BA.4/5
ModernamRNA-1273.211 (50 µg)?Classic + Beta
ModernamRNA-1273.214 (50 µg)?Classic + BA.1
ModernamRNA-1273.222 (50 µg)?Classic + BA.5
AstraZenecaAZD1222 / ChAdOx1VaxzevriaClassic
Johnson&JohnsonJNJ-78436735 / Ad26.COV2.S / VAC31518 / Ad26COVS1Janssen COVID-19 VaccineClassic
BharatBBV152CovaxinClassic
NovavaxNVX-CoV2373NuvaxovidClassic
NovavaxNVX-CoV2515?BA.1
Serum Institute of IndiaNVX-CoV2373CovovaxClassic
CloverSCB-2019not yetI’m not sure
Serum Institute of IndiaAZD1222 / ChAdOx1CovishieldClassic
Biological ECorbevax?CorbevaxClassic
VietnamNDV-HXP-S / HexaProCovivacClassic
Avimex (Mexico)NDV-HXP-S / HexaProPatriaClassic
Butantan Institute (Brazil)NDV-HXP-S / HexaProButanvaxClassic
Government Pharmaceutical Organization (Thailand)NDV-HXP-S / HexaPro?Classic
Sanofi/GSKdTM-AS03 / VAT08VidprevtynClassic
MedicagoCoVLPCovifenzClassic
Gennova?GEMCOVAC-19Classic
SK Bioscience/University of WashingtonGBP510SKYCovioneClassic

Note: the company that developed the vaccine is not always the same as the one which manufactures it.

  • Comirnaty is manufactured by Pfizer under license from BioNTech.
  • Covishield is manufactured by SII under license from AstraZeneca.
  • Covovax is manufactured by SII under license from Novavax.
  • Corbevax is manufactured by Biological E under (free) license from Texas Children’s Hospital.
  • The NDV-HXP-S vaccines are made under (free) license from the University of Texas at Austin (which developed the 6-proline stabilization) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (which did everything else).
  • Novavax has their own manufacturing and also licensed the vax to Serum Institute of India. They had had problems with manufacturing, so I think that as of Feb 2022, most (all?) of the Novavax that is sold is from SII.
  • GEMCOVAC-19’s situation is messy. A Seattle company named HDT Bio licensed its self-amplifying technology to Gennova; Gennova was going to manufacture it worldwide and had exclusive rights to the Indian market, but HDT Bio has sued, saying that Gennova filed patent claims on HDT Bio’s technology.