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Beware of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

Vaccine is Free

Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccination scams have been victimizing people nationwide ever since the first vaccine became available for emergency use. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Federal Trade Commission, and the Illinois Department of Aging, to name a few, have all published warnings about these scams recently, and we feel it’s important to address this issue as well.

The vaccines are free and only available at approved federal and state locations. Ignore emails, texts, phone calls or letters that claim they can get you a reserved spot on the waiting list for a fee, or a request for your personal information. Do not give out personal information, open emails, attachments, or click on any links from people you don’t know. For accurate information about the vaccine, Kane County residents can visit

If you or anyone you know is a victim of these COVID-19 vaccination scams you can report them to the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol hotline at 800.699.9043, the Federal Trade Commission at, or the Attorney General at

created Feb 11, 2021 updated Feb 12, 2021