Vaccine scam warning

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The government is warning senior citizens to watch out for COVID vaccine scams.

It is important to know that Medicare covers the vaccine so there should be no cost to you. If anyone asks you to share your Medicare number or pay for access to a vaccine it’s likely a scam. You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine or to be put on a waiting list. And never, ever, share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts or emails you promising the vaccine for a fee.

If you do come across a COVID vaccine scam, you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-800-MEDICARE.