Public Health is advising of reports of a new COVID-19 email/phishing scam targeting seniors in Hamilton, alerting them to click on a link in an email to book a date/time to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. We are advising the public via social media that this is a scam and to please not click on the link. If residents are unsure if an email they have received about COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccines is legitimate, they should contact the Public Health hotline at 905-974-9848 or phscovid19@hamilton.ca.

As you know, vaccines are currently ONLY available to priority groups identified in the provincial plan (presently, long-term care homes and high risk retirement homes). For those who are eligible for a vaccine, their employer, health care facility or Public Health will contact them to book an appointment. More information is available at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario.

We wanted to ensure you were made aware so that you can share this information with your family and friends.

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