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Coronavirus vaccines are not yet available to the general public, and they likely won’t be until the spring of 2021. When they become available, they will be free. In Chicago, vaccinations are expected to start this week (December 14-18). It will start with a first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, which will arrive this week and will be distributed among the city’s hospitals. The vaccine will first go to health care workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
Unfortunately, scammers are already calling people and falsely claiming they can avoid long lines and pay $79.99 for a vaccine dose now, according to Better Business Bureau. The scammers are trying to steal people’s money and personal information.
Here’s how you can spot and avoid a vaccine scam, according to the group: