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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

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Some scams related to COVID-19 vaccines including offering to give people priority if they pay a fee and offering gift cards if you complete online surveys have arrived in the MidSouth. Don’t fall prey to these scammers. Below are a list of things to keep in mind as you prepare to be vaccinated or move into the post vaccination phase.

  • Only Refer to the official vaccination website (www.covid19.memphistn.gov ) for information.
  • Most likely, you will not need to pay out-of-pocket to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. Some of the pharmacy sites providing vaccines (CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, Walmart, etc.) may request to see your insurance card and may require a co-pay.
  • Vaccines administered at official City of Memphis vaccination sites will be free of cost.
  • Do not pay to put your name on a list to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.   
  • You will not be solicited door to door to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Only homebound individuals are being offered the vaccine at home. No one will show up unannounced to offer the vaccine.
  • Do not complete any online surveys that come to your email address promising you a gift card for your completion.

The City of Memphis is now operating public COVID-19 Vaccination Sites, Mondays – Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The vaccine is now available to all residents ages 16 and above. New appointments and current vaccination locations become available at noon every Friday on www.covid19.memphistn.gov . Appointments are required. Citizens should not arrive more than an hour before the scheduled appointment time. Citizens who do not have an appointment will be turned away.

That site also provides links to non-government entities offering vaccines, i.e., CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, Walmart, etc. Please remember that the government has no control over those vaccine appointments. If you are unable to register online or want to speak to someone to get your questions answered, you can call (901) 222- SHOT (7468) or (615) 552-1998 between the hours of 9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Seven days a week.

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