Some falsified products are being sold as vaccines, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Many counterfeits are sold on the Internet
14:26, 27 March 2021

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A number of ministries of health, national regulatory authorities and public procurement organizations have received suspicious offers to supply Covid-19 vaccines. This was stated by the WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus during the briefing.

Some falsified products are being sold as vaccines on the internet, especially on the dark web, and the WHO is aware of other reports of corruption and re-use of empty vaccine vials.

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"We urge the secure disposal or destruction of used and empty vaccine vials to prevent them from being reused by criminal groups. And we urge all people not to buy vaccines outside government-run vaccination programmes," Ghebreyesus said.

Meanwhile, today, on March 27, a law that lifts any responsibility for consequences from the producers of vaccines against Covid-19, medical employees and everyone involved in the holding of the vaccination program comes into force.

The document amends the law of Ukraine On drugs toward the state registration of the vaccines or other medical immunobiological preparations under the obligations.

Related: More than half of Ukraine's regions may enter "red" quarantine zone already next week, - KSE


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