Government of Canada is warning Canadians to not to buy COVID-19 vaccines sold on the internet or from unauthorized sources because they are counterfeit. Counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines can cause serious health risks, and are ineffective at protecting an individual from the COVID-19 virus.
Legitimate COVID-19 vaccines will only be provided through clinics organized or endorsed by your local public health authority. The COVID-19 vaccines is also free of charge to all Canadians.
What you should do
- Do not buy or use COVID-19 vaccines sold on the internet or from unauthorized sources as they are counterfeit!
- Consult a healthcare professional if you have any concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Report any information about the sale or advertising of potential counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines to Health Canada
- Visit reliable and trusted sources of information, like the Government of Canada’s websites Canada.ca/vaccines and Canada.ca/coronavirus, and your local public health authority’s website.
For more information, please visit https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/74579a-eng.php