On February 4, a new campaign against the online sale of counterfeit vaccines against Covid-19 was released by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. The campaign is a result of activities from the National Council Against Piracy (CNCP), in a partnership with other public entities.
Advertised through the Ministry of Justice’s social networks, the initiative has the slogan “Counterfeit Vaccine, No!”, seeking to reinforce to the consumer the risks that counterfeit vaccines can cause, as well as that only the Unified Health System (SUS) would be allowed to make the vaccine available for free.
Also, the National Consumer Secretariat (Senacon) is analyzing approximately 2,000 websites, which are under investigation for the marketing of such illegal vaccines or providing incorrect information to citizens. This entity provided a specific channel for reporting similar cases, through the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available, in Portuguese, at https://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/saude/noticia/2021-02/governo-federal-lanca-campanha-contra-pirataria-de-vacinas