Belgium’s National Crisis Centre is warning people for several fake Covid-19 vaccines, most of which are seemingly Russian, that are being offered for sale, health officials said during a press conference on Tuesday.
As Belgium’s vaccination campaign is picking up steam, going “back to normal” will only be possible when 70% of the population – the threshold for herd immunity – has been vaccinated, according to Sabine Stordeur of the federal vaccination taskforce.
“However, we would like to warn you about fake vaccines that are being offered, apparently mostly Russian ones,” she said. “These have not been properly tested for safety and efficacy.”
“We advise everyone not to buy these vaccines, not on the street or in a shop, but not online either,” stressed Stordeur.