Vaccine removal scam resurface

June 24, 2022 5:40 am

Minister for Health, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete

The Ministry of Health is exploring ways to deal with individuals claiming to remove the COVID-19 vaccine from the body.

Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete is again stressing that people should refrain from resorting to self-proclaimed medical practitioners who are claiming to be able to remove the vaccine.

The issue came to light earlier this year after a group of men claimed they could remove the vaccine from bodies and were charging money from individuals.

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Dr Waqainabete says the matter has once again come to light, but this time it’s in Sigatoka.

“Just last night I was talking to the Commissioner of Police because certainly people in the community are seeing this practice being done and again, we do not condone it, because its unhygienic there’s a likelihood that substances can come into a person and they run a risk of losing their arm or life.”

Doctor Waqainabete stresses this practice must stop.

He says they are yet to receive any formal complaints regarding this unethical procedure.