Centre Warns States about Fake Vaccines, Explains How to Identify

Centre Warns States about Fake Vaccines, Explains How to Identify

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With reports of counterfeit versions of Covishield vaccines circulating in the international market, a concern flagged by even the World Health Organization, the Centre on Saturday shared a list of parameters to identify the authenticity of the Covid vaccines being used in the country.

Various reports have emerged recently claiming that counterfeit versions of Covishield, India’s primary anti-COVID-19 vaccine, had been seized in Southeast Asia and Africa. Some of the counterfeit versions are also being sold across the country.

The World Health Organisation has issued an alert over the counterfeit versions of coronavirus vaccines. The government has also launched an inquiry based on these reports.

Since the start of the vaccination drive in January, the government has administered vaccine doses to 68 crore beneficiaries, with more than 62.25 lakh vaccine doses being administered on Saturday. India has been running the largest vaccination drive against COVID-19 since January 16 this year.

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