19 September 2021
Scammers reportedly going door to door in Christchurch offering COVID-19 vaccinations
Covid-19 Vaccinations are being offered free to every eligible New Zealander who chooses to receive them.
All vaccinations are being led by locally by District Health Boards and are delivered by healthcare service providers in their communities, such as GPs, pharmacies, whanau ora and other legitimate providers.
Therefore, anyone trying to charge for vaccinations, or arriving unannounced and going door to door claiming to be from the Ministry of Health and offering vaccinations is not legitimate. This is a scam and should be reported to Police.
While in some cases, home vaccinations may be being offered by DHBs for those unable to make it to a clinic, this would not occur without prior contact from their healthcare provider.