As the second dose of monkeypox vaccine becomes available to residents of British Columbia, the latest round of scams is doing the same.
Interior Health (IH) issued a notice on October 18 stating that a robocall scam is spreading in the area where someone is pretending to be an IH employee.
According to IH, the call claims you were exposed to monkeypox. Health officials assure area residents that this call should be ignored because IH is not using robots to notify people of exposure to infectious diseases, but an IH nurse will call directly.
Public Health Canada said a total of 1,400 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Canada, including 162 in British Columbia.
More than 19,000 doses of the Imvamune vaccine have been administered to people at high risk of contracting the virus in British Columbia
The health authority says that eligible people who have not yet received the first dose are encouraged to do so, but those who have contracted monkeypox do not need the vaccine.
KAMLOOPS – Warning – Robocall scam pretending to be IH.
The call claims that you were exposed to monkeypox. Please ignore. IH does not use automated calls to notify people of exposure to infectious diseases, and an IH nurse will contact you directly.
– Internal Health (Interior_Health) October 18 2022
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