Government of Canada warns of Counterfeit Vaccines

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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