The scam adapts to everything, even in the midst of an epidemic. In Bourgogne-Franche Comté, as in many other regions, it is complicated to get vaccinated even when you are a priority. Faced with the shortage of doses, false calls have multiplied in recent days to offer a home vaccine for a fee.
It was the prefecture of Doubs which launched the alert on the evening of Friday, January 29 after of seniors in the department have reported that they have received a phone call, to offer them, by paying, to get vaccinated home. Faced with this scam, the authorities recall that vaccination is free in France and that there is no vaccination at home for now.
The crooks of this scheme have perfectly exploited the fear around dose supply problems vaccines in France. In Bourgogne-Franche Comté, several thousand appointments for the vaccination against Covid-19 had to be postponed this week.