Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccinations

Some people have received suspicious calls, text messages and doorstep visits offering the Covid-19 vaccination. Some of these calls are asking for payments.

All calls asking for payments are scams. Please ignore all such offers. 

The national vaccination programme is being run by the NHS. Nobody else. And it is free.

The NHS will contact you to invite you for an appointment when it is your turn. 

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, please remember that the NHS will not:

  • text you and ask you to enter personal details on a link
  • call you and ask you to press buttons on a keypad
  • ask for payment or for any bank details
  • ask to come to your home.  

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. 

Please do not contact the NHS or turn up to get a vaccination before they contact you. When you are contacted, please attend your appointments.

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus and those who work closest with them.

These people include care home residents and staff, followed by people over 80 and health and social care workers. Other people will then be offered it in order of age and risk.  

See here for further information about the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.