Fake COVID-19 vaccines have been discovered by Pfizer in Mexico and Poland
Pfizerhas discovered at least two instances of fake COVID vaccines, the company said on Wednesday.
- In Mexico, around 80 people paid $1,000 each for fake
COVIDvaccines, according to the WSJ.
- In Poland, vials containing anti-wrinkle treatments were reportedly being passed off as COVID shots.
The statement stressed that, "no legitimate vaccine is sold online," and said the company's working with "governments, law enforcement,
Pfizer, together with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, are the three primary producers of COVID vaccines. All three are working with law enforcement globally to police fake vaccine distribution.Interpol said it confiscated thousands of vials of counterfeit coronavirus vaccine in raids earlier this year in South Africa and China. No fake shots have been discovered in the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Got a tip? Contact Insider senior correspondent Ben Gilbert via email (email@example.com), or Twitter DM (@realbengilbert). We can keep sources anonymous. Use a non-work device to reach out. PR pitches by email only, please.
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