People come to the rescue of those in need and help those who are suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in people as everyone faces hardships and tragedies from this virus. Sadly, these events also tend to bring out those who would defraud those in need. The fraud plays on the fears and needs of those affected. COVID-19 is not any different. Ever since governments around the world started approving the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine fraud schemes started to emerge.
Rollout Plan of Vaccine – Who Gets the Vaccine First
There are over 7 billion people on this planet, and if we had to wait for 7 billion doses of vaccine to be made before distribution, it could take months or years before the first shot is given. So, to protect those at the highest-risk and start building immunity to this virus, the government has established a plan to distribute the vaccine to groups of people. Under this plan, those at the highest risk, which are the elderly and those in the medical profession, are considered the highest risk for contracting COVID-19.
Most states have started distributing vaccines to people in nursing homes and similar care centers and those who work in these facilities. States like Florida have broadened their distribution to everyone 65 and older on a first-come-first-served basis. Other states have adopted a front-line worker method and are vaccinating essential workers first after those high-risk people in nursing homes have been vaccinated. As more vaccines become available, the number of people eligible for the vaccinations will also increase. All of these vaccines are available for free – vaccine payments are not required in any way when you get the shots from an authorized provider.
So What Is The Vaccine Fraud Taking Place?
There is no list managed by the federal government that dictates who will get the vaccine and what order.
Robocallers and some direct calling companies located outside of the United States have begun “selling spots” on the vaccine waiting list. They offer people a chance to get bumped up in the line by paying a fee to get put on a “government list.” This has been the most common vaccination scam seen at this time. There is no such thing. Some states and counties have used an online registration process so that only the amount of people arrive each day for the available amount of vaccines. This eliminates long lines and disappointment
and helps to avert vaccination scams.
Another vaccine fraud that has started to crop up is “self-administered” vaccines. The companies are offering to ship you the vaccine directly for a fee so that you can self-administer the dose and skip the lines and waiting list. This is very dangerous. If the fraudulent company actually sent a “vaccine” for you to self-administer, you would not know what it is or what it could do to you. The real vaccine must be kept under strict temperature control, and anything you would receive from this vaccine fraud is most likely tainted or dangerous.
Authentic COVID-19 Vaccinations – Avoid Vaccination Scams
To avoid vaccine fraud, the only places you should obtain a COVID-19 vaccination are from a health department sanctioned provider. Most states are currently distributing the vaccine wither through healthcare workers that arrive at a nursing home facility or community centers and fairground settings so that people can drive-thru and get a vaccination safely. The state in which you live will announce where sanctioned vaccine distribution will take place. They will also announce if there will be any registration required or if it is a wait-in-line situation. The state will also announce who is eligible each time a new batch of vaccines becomes available. All vaccines are being distributed for free. The federal government is covering the expense of all vaccines in an effort to encourage everyone to get vaccinated. Vaccine payment is not required from anyone.
The Difference Between The COVID-19 Vaccination and Antibodies
The COVID-19 vaccination is designed to enhance antibodies’ production in your body to help you fight the virus COVID-19. The vaccination does not prevent you from getting COVID-19, nor does it cure the virus if you already have this flu. One of the ways that you can tell that a caller or website is participating in vaccine fraud is if it makes claims to cure or prevent COVID-19. The CDC and the FDA’s official statement is that this vaccine helps enhance antibody production so that the body can aggressively fight the COVID-19 virus.
Vaccine Fraud – Non Approved Treatments
Additional vaccination scams that you should be aware of are treatments for COVID-19 or different types of cures for the virus that are not approved by the FDA. You may not consider it vaccine fraud because the caller or website is offering home remedies or herbal supplements to cure this virus, but it is still a type of vaccination scam. If you believe that you have COVID-19, you should see a doctor for care and treatment instructions. If you are trying to prevent contracting the virus, follow good hygiene habits, and practice social distancing and use a mask. If you have already had the virus, make sure that you still get a real vaccination so that you can stay safe in the future. Please contact us if you have been involved in vaccine fraud.
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