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Health Ministry issues warning over purchasing fake vaccines online

- said purchasing such items can do more harm than good
Persons in the Virgin Islands are being warned against buying fake vaccines and other COVID-19 related paraphernalia online. Photo: Internet Source
Inappropriate use of oxygen tanks can cause oxygen toxicity which causes seizures and other health challenges. Photo: Internet Source
Inappropriate use of oxygen tanks can cause oxygen toxicity which causes seizures and other health challenges. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons in the Virgin Islands are being warned against buying fake vaccines and other COVID-19 related paraphernalia online.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development issued the warning through a press release on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

The advisory said these fake items include COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and other items, which are being promoted to diagnose, treat and even curing COVID-19.

“Purchasing these products is not advisable and will do more harm than good as using fake vaccines can endanger one’s health and life. If you would like to be vaccinated, you can do so at any community clinic in the BVI, from Monday to Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m,” the release said.

Oxygen tanks for home use discouraged

Residents were also cautioned against buying oxygen tanks for use at home.

“These tanks are highly flammable and should not be used unless advised by a doctor. Inappropriate use can cause oxygen toxicity which causes seizures and other health challenges,” it added.

This warning comes in the midst of an advanced community spread of the virus, where there are 1559 active, positive cases and six deaths.

13 Responses to “Health Ministry issues warning over purchasing fake vaccines online”

  • 911 (15/07/2021, 14:55) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    people are desperate
    • @911 (15/07/2021, 15:21) Like (21) Dislike (13) Reply
      Sorry WHAT? ... We HAVE a vaccine - an official one that they are administering for free.... WHY would anyone purchase one online at this time? It makes no sense whatsoever!??
  • Ghost (15/07/2021, 15:05) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The wicked will always try to exploit persons for profit; and sadly the vulnerable and desperate will always buy into their scheme . oxygen is a medicine that requires dosing so yes not advisable
  • Medicine man (15/07/2021, 15:14) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    Come on people no need to buy poisons online, I have the real thing to stop covid in it's track.

    Shadow benny
    Dock toe
    Worry wine
    Fever grass
    Jump up and kiss me
    Horse rub down
    Nettle
    Vomit Bush
    Noni
    And a secret ingredient that I blend up with that and no need to get covid or take the vaccine.
    Check me at Brandywine Bay while stock last.
    • Huh?? (15/07/2021, 16:53) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      Put me on please because the horse rub down sound like it going have me kicking all night i need to know what that is....and dock toe
    • looooool (15/07/2021, 18:04) Like (2) Dislike (30) Reply
      you is a vodoooo man , what the heck are those, looooooooooool
    • Rubber Duck (15/07/2021, 18:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      You have any snake oil?
    • gfdgrfdsfcdsfewdgtf (15/07/2021, 20:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    • To Medicine Man (16/07/2021, 13:15) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      The names and spelling are hilarious. I know about some of them though. People are mocking the bush drinkers but little do they know, most medicines that those companies use come from plants.
  • HA!!!! (15/07/2021, 17:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    so wait let me get this straight, they dnt want to take the official vaccine but the government feels the need to issue a warning against ppl taking a FAKE Vaccine????? what? What? WHATTT??? I hope this jus a formality and the BVI hasnt gone completely stupid....wow
  • Shiloh Glasgow (15/07/2021, 19:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mehson dont listen to them. Immuni- tea and a fruit is bush man proven and street man approved. The Ras them like it, and the Judas them hate it. Come thru for this joke in a cup.
  • Medicine man (15/07/2021, 23:22) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    You people on this Territory have everything for a joke, foljs are dropping like flies from this so called virus, I'm trying to help you guys build up your immune system , fight off whatever Babylon called this chinese concoction and in the meantime make me a few dollars to pay I and I bills, but here all you naysayers trying to block my progress.
    I have the real deal, fresh natural and inexpensive, yet you idiots want to go and take a vaccine that has been mass produced to either poison or worse kill you guys.
    I have a stinking suspicion that this is nothing but modern day Jim Jones cool aid with a nice ring to it.
    I know for a fact that this drink is the all cure , you'll thank me later.
    Pray and fasting for 21 days can't help you guys, it's been proven people are dropping down, 8 already gone to dove cot , God gave us the herbs and the knowledge to used them, remember he said pick and eat not kill and eat.
    Come on my fellow BVISLANDERS, I am located at Bandywine Bay
  • Angry (16/07/2021, 01:22) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
    medicine man did you have covid-19? and if you did, did you take any of rubbish you are advocating for others to take (no doubt for a fee) or can you verify that anyone else with covid actually took it and got well as a result?


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