Fraudulent vaccine booking text messages

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We are aware there continue to be reports about scam text messages inviting people to book for a COVID vaccination.

Please remember the COVID-19 vaccine is ONLY being rolled out by the NHS and it is FREE.

The NHS will NEVER ask for your bank account or card details and will NEVER ask for a PIN number.

A genuine text will include a link to an website.

If you are in doubt about a text message you have received, please contact us and we will be able to book you in if you are eligible.

If you have received a text message you think is suspicious, please forward it to the number 7726, which is free of charge and reports the text.

If you are suspicious about an email you have received, please forward it to

If you believe you are the victim of a COVID-related fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040.  

Example of legitimate text message about booking COVID vaccine
Image shows genuine example of COVID vaccine text message