The Health Service Executive (HSE) is urging the public to be vigilant following reports of a text scam offering a HSE vaccination appointment.

The text messages, which purport to be from the HSE, provide a link to prebook a Covid-19 vaccination appointment. In order to complete the booking, the recipient is asked to enter their credit or debit card details in a payment section.

In a statement, the HSE reminded the public that it does not charge for Covid-19 related services, including vaccinations: 

You will NEVER be asked for your bank details or to pay for a vaccine by a member of HSE vaccination staff.

If you register for a vaccine online, the HSE will send a text message that provides details of your appointment and two links, one on the vaccine information leaflet and a second link which allows you to consent online.

If you are concerned or suspicious about any contact you have received regarding Covid-19 vaccinations, you can…

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