COVID 19: FDA cautions the Public against unauthorised vaccines

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public against purchasing COVID-19 vaccines online. It said all importations should expressly be done by and through the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

“The FDA wishes to caution the public that online advertising, offering for sale and supply of medicinal products, including the COVID-19 vaccines, are strictly prohibited,” the FDA said in a statement.

“Therefore, the public should not purchase any COVID-19 vaccines online,” the statement added. The caution, the statement said, had become necessary as a result of reports of the seizure of fake COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa.

The FDA said it remained committed to protecting public health and safety as mandated by the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851.

The FDA, therefore, advised the public to report to the Authority any suspicious activities relating to the advertising and offering for sale and supply of COVID-19 vaccines and/or related products, adding that all reports/complaints shall be treated in confidence. It encouraged all to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to curb the spread of the virus.


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