AVOID COVID-19 Vaccine Scams


AVOID COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Protect Yourself

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, here are signs of potential scams:

  • You are asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine.vaccine-scams2020
  • You are asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access.
  • Advertisements for vaccines through social media platforms, email, telephone calls, online, or from unsolicited/unknown sources.
  • Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for payment.

Protect Yourself. Do not give out your personal information to unknown sources.

If you believe you have been the victim of COVID-19 fraud, immediately report it to:

For accurate, up-to-date information about




HHS-OIG Hotline: 1-800-HHS-TIPS – tips.hhs.gov COVID-19, visit:

FBI Hotline: 1-800-CALL-FBI – ic3.gov

  • CMS/Medicare Hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE