No COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in Ghana - FDA warns public

The FDA said any approved vaccine will be made known to the general public

No COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in Ghana - FDA warns public

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has warned the general public against the patronage and use of any COVID-19 vaccine.

The FDA in a press release issued today, January 13, 2021,  said it had taken notice of some 'unscruplous' individuals selling drugs, they claim to be COVID-19 vaccines,  to hospitals.

The FDA said the act contravened Section 118 of the Public Health Act 2012, Act 851 and constitutes a very serious offence.

It warned the public against patronage of those purported vaccines, adding that, it was yet to approve any COVID-19 vaccine for use in Ghana.

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“It has come to the attention of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), that some unscrupulous members of the business community are peddling information on the sale of COVI D-19 vaccines to hospitals and other health facilities. The information is ostensibly to inform the general public of the availability of these vaccines from well known pharmaceutical brands indicating their price ranges,” the release said.

“The general public is hereby cautioned against the patronage of such vaccines since the FDA has not yet approved any COVID-19 vaccine for use in Ghana.

The release further stressed that when the COVID-19 vaccine is approved by the FDA for use in Ghana, the Ministry of Health will issue a national policy on the use of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the health sector.

See full statement below