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Seizure of fake COVID 19 vaccines in South Africa – FDA Alerts

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This alert on seizure of fake COVID 19 vaccines in South Africa has become necessary as a result of reports of the seizure of fake COVID 19 vaccines in South Africa.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in its latest press statement cautioned the public on the purchase of COVID 19 vaccines online.

“The FDA wishes to caution the general public that online advertising, offering for sale and supply of medicinal products including the COVID-19 vaccines are strictly prohibited. Therefore, the public should not purchase any COVID-19 vaccines online.” as stated by the FDA communique.

According to the FDA any online advertisement of sales of COVID 19 vaccines or related products must be reported to the FDA.

“The public is therefore advised to report to the FDA any suspicious activity(ies) relating to the advertising and offering for sale and supply of COVID 19 vaccines and/or related products. All reports/complaints shall be treated in confidence.” The press statement read.

The only 2 vaccines authorised for use in Ghana are SPUTNIK V and COVISHIELD vaccines.

Read the full statement as FDA Alerts below.

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