The Ministry of Health says it has been advised by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service of the recent seizure of counterfeit COVID-19 Prophylactics/Pfizer Vaccine tablets in Ireland.
It says these “Pfizer Vaccine” tablets, which are sold on websites and other online spaces, are advertised as a cure for the COVID-19 virus.
In a media release this afternoon, the Ministry of Health said it is important to note Pfizer does not produce any tablets that serve as a cure or prevent persons from getting COVID-19.
Additionally, the Ministry said analysis of these tablets revealed they contained sugar with no active ingredient.
The Ministry said persons who take this medication may think they are protected from COVID-19 when they are not.
The Ministry said any tablets labelled “Pfizer Vaccine” should be considered as counterfeit.
Meanwhile the public is advised anyone who has received or observed these tablets on the open market should immediately make a report to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service as well as the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division at 868-623-5242 or [email protected].