The Ghana health Service, GHS is warning Ghanaians not to patronize fake COVID-19 vaccines reportedly in the system. According to the GHS only appointed health officials can be trusted to administer the jab to Ghanaians.
Programme Manager of the Extended Programme on Immunization, Kwame Amponsah Achiano says the Ghana Health Service does not deal with importation of vaccines but the Food and Drugs Authority.
However, for pandemic, the vaccines procured only through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and that is their biggest hope.
“So if fake vaccines are coming they will be coming through some means am just assuming without admitting that those vaccines will not be those that we will be using. Therefore, this serves as a warning to those who might be getting vaccines outside our system; they could be something else so I have to tell the fact that it is only the ministry that can procure the vaccines; those vaccines will even have to be validated by the FDA. If people are selling fake vaccines I bet you it is not from us”. He stated.
His statement comes on the back of reports that some countries are recording fake vaccines on their markets as a result of what the Africa Union termed Covid- 19 “vaccine war” rearing its head.
The Serum Institute of India is suspending major exports of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines.