Alert Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
Be cautious of scams from people pretending to be from government organizations!
The vaccine is free!
The cost of the vaccine is completely paid for with public funds.
- A phone call was received from someone saying they were from a public health center stating, “You are able to receive the vaccine. After a few days you will be refunded the full amount, so please make a payment via bank transfer.”
You won’t be asked for personal information over the phone or via email!
You will receive a “vaccination ticket (接種券)” and a “notice for vaccination (接種の知らせ) from your local municipality.
<Example of a consultation received at the Consumer Affairs Center>
- An elderly person received a suspicious phone call saying they were “eligible to receive the vaccine for free” and then were asked for their personal information.