FDA Sounds Alarm on Fake Covid-19 Vaccines

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has issued an alert over the seizure of fake Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa.

The alert is to inform the general public that the only approved Covid-19 vaccines for use in the Ghana are COVISHIELD and SPUTNIK-V vaccines by the FDA.

In a statement signed by Chief Executive Officer, Delese A. A. Darko, the FDA indicated that

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the importation and deployment of these two Covid-19 vaccines in the country are under the control of only the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, respectively.

“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,” she said.

The FDA again cautioned the public and courier services including shippers and freight forwarders against any unauthorised imports of Covid-19 vaccines as it will be in contravention of Sec 118 of the Public Health Act and the FDA’s Guidelines for Emergency Use Authorisation of Medical Products (FDA/GEN/GL-EUA/2021/04).

“Covid-19 Vaccines are to be expressly imported only by and through the Ministry of Health,” it emphasised.

The Authority assured the general public that with the collaboration of the security agencies, it will continue it’s monitoring and remains committed to protecting public health and safety as mandated by the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851.

 

 

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Citizen Atare is a Ghanaian who hails from the Upper East Region. He is an ICT professional working with CERSGIS, a Remote Sensing & GIS Centre, located at the University of Ghana, Legon. Citizen Atare is an amateur freelance writer and blogger for over 20 years, who likes to research into everyday lifestyle issues and situations, politics, and cultural practices to write about to educate and also entertain his readers. He is a highly creative and motivated, highly inquisitive, open minded and to an extent risk-taking with a high visual acumen. He is a dreamer who isn’t afraid to break creative barriers. He is also a passionate aviation, tech and motoring enthusiast with a lot of knowledge to share and a private researcher. He has no formal education or certificate in journalism, but the hunger to know more and do more, backed by an impressive work portfolio is what drives him to write the things he knows best for his numerous online fans. Citizen Atare is married to Margaret and they both live in Accra with their lovely daughter Zoey. His hobbies include reading, listening to very good music; especially jazz, writing, watching action, sci-fi and adventure movies, travel and site seeing and swiming. He likes eating fufu and palm nut soup, but prefers boiled rice and kontomire stew with agushie more.

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