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Tenn. Department of Health warns of vaccine scams targeting senior citizens

Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 2:56 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Department of Health issued a warning for vaccine scams circulating throughout the state.

Officials said the scams are specifically targeting senior citizens.

“ATTENTION TENNESSEANS: Please beware of vaccine scams. If you have a grandparent or another loved one who is a senior citizen, we encourage you to talk with them about not becoming a victim to these types of scams,” TDH tweeted.

The Dept. of Health advised Tennesseans of the following signs of a scam:

- Don’t pay out of pocket for the vaccine

- Don’t pay to put your name on a priority list

- Don’t pay to get early access to the vaccine

- Vaccines are not solicited door-to-door

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