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A vial containing doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is seen at the Bavarian Red Cross vaccination centre, in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, on January 10, 2021. — Picture by REUTERS

Pfizer identifies counterfeit Covid-19 vaccines in Mexico, Poland

MOSCOW, April 22 — The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against Covid-19 in Mexico and Poland, Sputnik quoted The Wall Street Journal report.

In Mexico, some 80 people got fraudulent vaccines at a clinic for about US$1,000 (RM4,109) per dose. The doses also had fake labels.

In Poland, the fake doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are likely to have been an anti-wrinkle medicine. The Polish authorities said that no one had received the fake vaccines.

The World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 143.48 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 3.05 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

— Bernama

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