RDIF thanks the Mexican government, its customs and Armed Forces for seizing an illegal shipment of a fake Sputnik V vaccine.
Russian official warned last week of possible provocations against #SputnikV vaccine. Mexican government stopped and prevented what could have been one such provocation possibly aimed at discrediting the Sputnik V vaccine.
This is a comparison of the legal and official Sputnik V with the fake Sputnik V that was seized.
Vaccine safety and authenticity are paramount to RDIF and the Gamaleya Center. We work with all governments to ensure the security of the supply chain. Sputnik V is distributed only through official channels and administered only through official government vaccination programs.
Every manufactured vial of Sputnik V is undergoing strict quality controls. Each vial has a unique QR-code and is transported only by authorized carriers required to abide by the highest safety standards, including a remote temperature and security controls.
RDIF, Russia’s Health Ministry and government entities will work jointly with the Mexican authorities on this investigation and analysis of the content of the fake vaccine shipment.

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