COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

The Council on Aging has been receiving calls from Mashpee seniors about when and
how the Covid-19 vaccine will be distributed. Please be aware that the Mashpee Board
of Health will advise everyone through all media outlets when the clinics are scheduled.
You can also check the town of Mashpee website, www.mashpeema.gov, for updated
information or https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine.

 

The following is a message from the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program:

Be aware of COVID-19 vaccination scam offers. As the first Americans line up for the COVID-19 vaccine injections, so also are the scammers preparing to use this opportunity to scam you.

Do not get scammed. You should know the following:

  • Most Medicare beneficiaries will not have to pay to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.
  • If someone offers to put you on a vaccination list in exchange for money, you are being scammed. You cannot pay to get on a list.
  • If someone offers to get you early access to the vaccine in exchange for your credit card or Medicare number, you are being scammed. You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.
  • No one from Medicare or your municipal or state health department will contact you and offer you the vaccine.
  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or private insurance company will call you asking for your Social Security number, your credit card number, or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine. If you get such a call you are being scammed.
  • If you get a call, text, email, or even someone knocking on your door claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, you are being scammed. You can report scams by call the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program’s Report-AScam line at 978-946-1243 or email to [email protected]
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