Covid-19 vaccine not yet approved for use – FDA cautions


The Food and Drugs Board Authority (FDA) has said that Covid-19 Vaccine has not yet been approved for use in Ghana.

In a press release issued on 12th January, 2021, the FDA cautions the general public against the patronage of Covid-19 vaccine adding that it has not yet been approved for use.

The FDA said some dishonest members of the business community are spreading information on the sale of Covid-19 vaccines to hospitals and other health facilities.

The information being spread by these dishonest members of the business community is intended to inform the general public of availability of these vaccines from well known pharmaceutical brands indicating their price range.

In light of that, the FDA wishes to inform the general public and all health facilities across the country that, spreading of such information breach section 118 of the Public Health Act 2012, Act 851 and constitutes a serious offence.

The FDA assures the general public that it remains committed to protecting the health and safety of consumers and by so doing, it monitors social media and online activities pertaining to the product it regulates.

The Authority promises to sanction anyone caught dealing in unregistered Covid-19 vaccine in accordance with the provisions of Section 129 of Act 851, which includes a fine of up to GHC 180.000 or term of imprisonment of up to 25 years or both.

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