The World Health Organization (WHO) have released a medical product alert pertaining to a falsified COVID-19 vaccine identified as “BNT162b2” that has been detected in Mexico in February 2021, and which has been confirmed as falsified to the WHO. This product has been supplied and administered to patients external to authorised vaccination programs.

The alert has been issued as this falsified COVID-19 vaccine may still be in circulation which poses a risk to public health. Further details of the falsified vaccine and advice from the WHO can be found via the link to the full medical product alert below:

WHO: Falsified COVID-19 Vaccine BNT162b2 identified in the WHO region of the Americas