HSE warns of scam vaccine appointment texts


The HSE has warned that criminals are sending text messages claiming to offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

The texts provide a link to pre-book a vaccination appointment and to complete the booking, people have been asked to enter credit or debit card details in a payment section.

The HSE has reminded the public that it does not charge for COVID-19 related services, including vaccinations, and says that such texts should be ignored.

“You will never be asked for your bank details or to pay for a vaccine by a member of HSE vaccination staff,” the HSE said this evening in a statement.

“If you are concerned or suspicious about any contact you have received regarding Covid-19 vaccinations, please call HSELive on 1800 700 700 and contact your local Gardaí.”