The Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda has signed a circular calling for the withdrawal of the yellow fever vaccine, Amaril Stabilisé from the Cameroonian market. In the circular, the Public Health Minister explained that the discovery of a fake version of the vaccine was made in South East Asia.
Lot number 2265 of Amaril Stabilisé produced by the Institut Pasteur de Dakar with expiry date of June 2017 is the product to be withdrawn from the market. The producer discovered some irregularities in its packaging and carried out some analysis on the product content.
While awaiting results of the analysis, the Public Health Minister has called on all structures in Cameroon, responsible for the circulation and distribution of drugs to stop selling the vaccine.