Public advised not to believe fake agents who claim dealing with COVID-19 vaccination

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KUALA LUMPUR MAR.4: Members of the public are advised not to be easily influenced by any party who claims to be the agent of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and will give free vaccination.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) have their special committees that have the list of agents to supply Pfizer-BioNTech while Pharmaniaga deals with the Sinovac vaccine.

“If there is another party that claims they are dealing with such vaccines than they are faked agents,” said Ismail at the press conference held here today.

Ismail said, the MOSTI and MOH are responsible for the implementation of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme by coordinating the registration for the vaccines through MySejahtera application.

The Senior Minister said there are parties who offer the vaccine online to the public and also individuals who claim they are agents from certain companies and approach the people to take the COVID-19 vaccine from them.

In another development, the MOH warned the public not to entertain any online advertisement on the sale of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the vaccines can only be supplied by authorised parties to the government and the places that had been identified by the government including the private hospitals.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, MOH’s Pharmacy Enforcement Division through the cyber forensic unit is constantly working with the authorities and cooperation with the INTERPOL.
“The online advertisement for the sale of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines was found to be false by INTERPOL that monitors the sales of the vaccines,” said Dr. Noor Hisham at a press conference here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham also said, there were online advertisements promoting the sale of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for RM63.88. The public should know that the COVID-19 vaccines they receive are the facilities provided by MOH and is free of charge.–Malaysia World News

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