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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

The primary duty of the Attorney General is to serve as legal counsel to Alabama's state agencies, departments, and officers. Our office is prohibited by law from providing private citizens with legal advice, representation, or opinions (Code of Alabama, 1975, Title 36, Chapter 15). The Attorney General's Office does not handle any domestic cases (example: child support, child custody, divorce, etc.) or probate matters (real estate, wills, property disputes, etc.). To obtain an attorney or legal aid referral, you may contact the Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at or by calling 1-800-392-5660 .