Niger – Fake meningitis vaccine found in Niamey pharmacy

Officials in Niger have warned health professionals and the public that a fake meningitis vaccine, “Mencevax ACWY” is currently in circulation. The fake product was manufactured in “December 2016” and the expiry date is “November 2021”. “Ministry inspectors uncovered the fake vaccine during a routine check of a private pharmacy in Niamey”, said a ministry spokesperson. Investigations are currently underway to assess the “the extent” of the fake vaccine which has probably already been used.

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