Protect yourself from COVID scams

June 07, 2021

hand wearing medical glove holding COVID 19 Vaccination record cardYou got your shot?

That’s good news—getting a COVID-19 vaccination is an important step toward protecting yourself from the coronavirus.

Your vaccine provider should have given you a COVID-19 vaccination card at your first vaccine appointment. Keep this card safe and don’t share a photo of it online or on social media—it includes personal information that scammers could use to try to steal your identify. If you didn't get a card, contact the provider site where you got vaccinated or your state health department to find out how to get one.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has more information about protecting yourself from COVID-19 scams at Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams.

See COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the latest information from the Texas Department of State Health Services.