The Alexandria Health Department is warning residents of COVID-19 vaccine scams.
“A call that requests financial information or suggests it is your last chance to get vaccinated is likely a scam,” AHD reported. “Residents who feel they have been a victim of fraud are encouraged to report it.”
AHD said that it will never ask for social security numbers, financial details or immigration status.
“A vaccine appointment cannot be purchased; there are no out-of-pocket expenses for a vaccine; and doses cannot be purchased for shipment,” AHD said.
Anyone who feels receives a call and feels uncomfortable can hang up and then call the city’s COVID-19 hotline at 703-746-4988 or 703-746-4985.
According to AHD:
“Alexandria is currently vaccinating residents in Phase 1a and 1b and will contact everyone who has pre-registered when appointments become available. Residents can learn more about vaccines on the City’s ” Vaccines are Here” webpage or the Virginia Department of Health’s Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions page.”
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