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January 7, 2021

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Alabama Department of Public Health, Medicaid Agency, Attorney General
Issue Warning on Scams Claiming to Offer COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines

(MONTGOMERY) – The Department of Public Health and the Alabama Medicaid
Agency are receiving reports of citizens being contacted at their homes for the
purpose of being offered COVID-19 vaccinations at home. In addition,
individuals claiming to be employees of the Medicaid Agency are contacting
recipients by phone or in person and offering free COVID-19 testing.

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie McGee
Azar and Attorney General Steve Marshall warn that this is a scam and anyone
who is contacted about an offer for free in-home COVID-19 testing or
vaccinations should immediately end the contact.

The public is encouraged to report such calls to the Attorney General’s
Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-5658 or via email to