Covid-19: We’ve not approved any vaccine for use in Ghana – FDA

Covid-19: We’ve not approved any vaccine for use in Ghana – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public against the patronage of any Covid-19 vaccine because it has not approved any vaccine for use in the country.

According to the FDA, some unscrupulous members of the business community are peddling information on the sale of COVID-19 vaccines to hospitals and other health facilities.

Peddling such information according to the FDA contravenes Section 118 of the Public Health Act 2012, Act 851 and constitutes a very serious offence.

The Authority in a statement has assured the general public that it remains committed to protecting the health and safety of consumers.

To this end, it says it monitors social media and online activities pertaining to the products it regulates; therefore, anyone caught dealing with unregistered COVID-19 vaccine will be sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of Section 129 of Act 851, which includes a fine of up to GHS 180,000 or to a term of imprisonment of up to 25 years or both.

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


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