Dear Patients, several reports are circulating of people being contacted by fraudsters offering the Covid-19 vaccine. The reports show text messages being sent providing a link for people to register their details to apply for the vaccine, some of which require payment.
These text messages and links are not sent from, or linked tom the NHS.
When you are eligible for the vaccine you will be contacted by your GP.
The NHS will:
- Never ask you to press a button on our keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine
- Never ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.
If you receive a text message from an unfamiliar number:
- Do not respond to it or click on any links
- Do not enter any personal or log on details
- Do not make payment