FDA cautions public against patronage of any COVID-19 vaccine as it has not approved any for use in the country

The Food and Drugs Authority, FDA, has cautioned the public against patronage and use of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

A statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer of FDA, Delese Mimi Darko said the authority has not approved any COVID-19 vaccines for use in Ghana. The statement noted that some unscrupulous members of the business community were peddling the sale of COVID-19 vaccines in hospitals and health facilities.

Such vaccines are reported to be already circulating on the market in well-known pharmaceutical brands indicating price ranges.

The FDA said it would continue to monitor social media and online activities and anyone caught dealing with unregistered vaccines would be sanctioned in accordance with Section 129 of Act 851, which indicates a fine of 180,000 cedis or a term of imprisonment of up to 25 years.

The statement said if any COVID-19 vaccine is approved, the Ministry of Health will issue a national policy on its use throughout the Health sector. The statement asked the public to direct their concerns and questions to its social media handles and phone lines.

Read Full Statement below;

 

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