No such thing as a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program

The CDC has said there are some emails going around that refer to a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program.

Problem is, there is no such thing.

The release says “The CDC has NOT implemented a state vaccination program requiring registration on www.cdc.gov. Users that click on the email are at risk of having malicious code installed on their system.”

The email or web message asks for the person to create a “personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov website” and “anyone that has reached the age of 18 has to have his/her personal Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov site.” After the person clicks on the link, it takes them to a site that looks like the CDC, but after they put in all their information, the site closes.

Nobody knows where the information is going at this time.

An example image of a fraudulent email is below…

Fradulent CDC email

Fradulent CDC email

As a general rule, you shouldn’t ever trust a link in email. Always go the main site in your web browser by typing in the address yourself (or clicking on a bookmark you trust from earlier) and navigate from there.

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