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Cofepris warns of fake Covid-19 vaccines selling around Mexico

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) launched an alert for the sale of fake Covid-19 vaccines. The public health agency warns of their sale on the internet through social networks, by telephone, pharmacies, hospitals and even points of sale.

They say it is the AstraZeneca vaccine in particular that is being offered. In a statement, the agency stressed that acquiring this type of drug “constitutes a health risk due to its unknown origin,” adding that anyone seeing the AstraZeneca SA de CV vaccine for sale, “ should not purchase it since, at the moment in Mexico, its sale to the private sector is not authorized.”

Cofepris also said that in addition to its unauthorized sale, the company “AstraZeneca SA de CV company does not recognize any intermediary for this purpose.”