Authorities are warning Pierce County residents of the COVID-19 vaccine scam after stealing a bottle from a local dentist’s office.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department on Friday evening and Saturday morning alerted on social media that 100 bottles of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine were stolen on Thursday night. Or Friday morning from Purdy Dental Office.
According to the Department of Medical Devices, more than $ 100,000 and a bottle of Botox.
The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available in pharmacies, general clinics, medical offices and hospitals, as well as Tacoma Dome in other areas, at no cost as part of current nationwide vaccination efforts.
The federal government provides the vaccine to anyone who lives in the United States free of charge, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
To expand distribution to more people, qualified service providers enrolled in the federal vaccine distribution program through the state health department can offer the vaccine. Including dentists
“We want you to be careful if you come across someone who offers you the vaccine outside of a formal vaccination activity, a medical / dental office or a pharmacy. The Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health wants to remind you that the COVID-19 vaccine is always free. Pierce County’s Department of Emergency Management and Public Health’s Medicines and Events. ”
The locations for valid vaccine access can be found at tpchd.org/vaxtothefuture or county FindYourCovidShot.com The location of each vaccination site can be found in the state vaccine finder: vaccineinelocator.doh.wa.gov.
Law enforcement is seeking information from the public about the theft. Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS or using the P3 Tips app. You can win rewards up to $ 1,000.