This is to inform the general public that the Food Drugs Authority (FDA) has received a notification from the National Security Council Secretariat concerning a fake and potentially dangerous vaccine which claims to prevent COVID- 19 infection and supposedly manufactured by the Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) in Israel. The fake and potentially dangerous vaccine is being sold currently in several South American countries including Ecuador.
According to the Institute, the vaccine is contained in a small sealed vial bearing their Hebrew logo and set of counterfeit instructions in the Hebrew Language.
It is worth noting that the World Health Organisation as well as Israeli and South American Authorities are aware of the situation and investigations are ongoing by MIGAL to determine the source of the vaccine.
The general public is to note that medicines are to be imported only through Tema Habour and Kotoka International Airport after registration.
The FDA wishes to assure the public that officers in the regions are working to ensure that these products do not get into our supply chain.
For any clarification or suggestion kindly contact the Head of Communication and Public Education of FDA on Tel: 0244337235.