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Falsified Covishield vaccine identified in Africa and Asia

September 1, 2021


The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a Medical Product Alert (N°5/2021) for a falsified Covishield (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Corona Virus Vaccines [Recombinant]) COVID-19 vaccines in the WHO Africa Region and WHO South-East Asia Region.

The WHO stated that the falsified products were reported in July and August 2021, and that the Serum Institute of India – the genuine manufacturer of Covishield – has confirmed that the products are indeed falsified. The products have been reported at the patient level in Uganda, India and Myanmar.

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