The HSE is urging the public to be vigilant in light of reports of a text scam from criminals claiming to be offering a HSE vaccination appointment.
The text messages provide a link to prebook a Covid-19 vaccination appointment. In order to complete the booking, you are asked to enter your credit or debit card details in a payment section.
“The HSE does not charge the public for Covid-19 related services, including vaccinations, and such texts should be ignored,” a spokesperson for the health authority said.
“You will NEVER be asked for your bank details or to pay for a vaccine by a member of HSE vaccination staff.”
If you are concerned or suspicious about any contact you have received regarding Covid-19 vaccinations, please call HSELive on 1800 700 700 and contact your local Gardaí.
To register for your vaccine please go to hse.ie
The HSE will send a text message that provides details of your appointment and two links, one on the vaccine information leaflet and the second link allows you to consent online.