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Don't fall for scammers offering access to a COVID-19 vaccine.


The Food and Drug Administration has approved coronavirus vaccines for distribution, and scammers around the world are trying to lure you into falling victim to their fraudulent schemes.  Protect yourself and your loved ones from these potential scams. 

Recognize the red flags:

  • You are asked to pay out of pocket to get a vaccine.
    Federal Trade Administration list of COVID-19 alerts
  • You are asked to pay to put your name on a waiting list to get early access to the vaccine.
  • You receive texts, emails, or robocalls asking you for your social security number, banking, or credit card numbers to receive a vaccine or sign up to get a vaccine. 
  • Advertisements on social media for COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Websites offering to sell you a vaccine. 

It is important to check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19 treatment. 

Find more information about how to recognize, avoid, and report COVID-19 vaccine scams on these websites: 

Page last modified: 11/06/2023
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