EMA is urging patients to beware of potential falsified medicines sold by unregistered websites and vendors.
These vendors may be exploiting fears during the COVID-19 pandemic and claiming that their products can prevent or cure COVID-19. They may also appear to provide easy access to medicines that are otherwise not readily available.
For advice on treating symptoms, speak to your doctor or pharmacist or follow advice from health authorities.
|Update: EU citizens should be particularly vigilant if they come across vendors claiming to sell COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. These types of medicines are not usually available for sale online.
EMA advises citizens to follow official vaccination programmes instead of seeking out alternative sources of vaccines.