Cofepris warns of illegal sale of influenza vaccine on social networks

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The health sector emphasizes that buying said product on social networks represents a health risk since safety, quality, and effectiveness are not guaranteed

Cofepris asks society not to buy the influenza vaccine through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any website, as it represents a health risk.

After last April 16, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) published a sanitary alert about the theft of the Vaxigrip® ff suspension vaccine, with sanitary registration number 478M96 SSA, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur SA de CV For the exclusive use of the Health Sector, complaints have been received indicating the sale of this product through the internet and on social networks.

Health Authorities emphasize that the sale of the influenza vaccine on social networks represents a health risk since the safety, quality, and efficacy of the product are not guaranteed, due to the fact that the storage conditions and the control of the required temperature.

Therefore, Cofepris asks society in general not to buy the influenza vaccine through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any internet page, since it represents a health risk and the safety and efficacy of this is not guaranteed. product.

Through a statement, Cofepris highlights that “the Vaxigrip® vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur SA de CV, is only distributed in the Public Sector, so it cannot be purchased in private pharmacies and private hospitals.”

If the batch referred to in this statement is identified outside the Health Sector, it is recommended not to acquire it and make a health complaint on the following electronic page https://www.gob.mx/cofepris/acciones-y-programas/denuncias- health , for this it is important that you have at hand the data that allows you to identify the establishment where they are sold or offered.

Source: excelsior.com.mx

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