Vaccine Scam

HSE Vaccine Scam

I’ve got a warning on a scam text, purportedly from the HSE, asking people to confirm availability for vaccination, give PPS number, date-of-birth & address. Do not respond to it. Inform any elderly/vulnerable person you know. They will be contacted by their GP about vaccination.

Fergal Bowers (RTE)

When it is your turn to receive the vaccine, you will be contacted by the HSE, your employer, a GP surgery or a pharmacy local to you.

  • The vaccine is FREE OF CHARGE.
  • The HSE will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
  • The HSE will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
  • The HSE will never arrive unannounced to your home to administer the vaccine.
  • The HSE will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.