COVID-19 vaccine scams have begun to circulate.
Officials are warning about the scams, which have targeted those 65 and older, according to a release from the Joint Information Center.
Community members are reminded that the COVID-19 vaccine is free.
If you are asked to pay for the vaccine or to get on the waitlist, it’s a scam.
Other COVID-19 vaccine scams include sending an email invite to set up an appointment and asking for money, and sending an ad that claims you can pay to have vaccines mailed to you.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) won’t request money or mail vaccines.
Because vaccination cards contain personal information, including birth dates, the public is encouraged not to take a selfie with it and share on social media.
Anyone who believes they are facing a scam should contact the Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section by calling (800) 552-9963.
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