Live Webinars on COVID-19 Vaccine

The NC Division of Aging and Adult Services is hosting a series of live webinars to share the presentation: COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Best Shot Against COVID-19. In order to accommodate a variety of schedules, this presentation will be offered multiple times during four separate live webinars. The goals of the presentation are to provide you with important information about the current COVID-19 vaccines, equip you with the resources you need to better understand the vaccine roll-out process, and discuss where to go for more information.

Prevent Medicare Fraud

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, it’s important to keep your guard up to prevent fraudulent activity relating to Medicare.  Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you, so if anyone asks you to share your Medicare Number or pay for access to the vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam.

Here are some important things to know:

  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine
  • You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine
  • Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.

Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud.  Medicare fraud results in higher healthcare costs and taxes for everyone.  Share this information with anyone you know who has Medicare.

Assistance for Older Adults with COVID-Related Needs

The Kerr-Tar AAA received federal grant funding through the CARES Act to support COVID-19 related needs of adults age 60 and older in the region.  COVID related needs include food, PPE, assistive items for the home, medical alert devices, etc.  Services are available through referrals only, via physicians’ practices, social workers, case managers, and other human and social service agencies.  CARES services are provided at no charge to the older adult.  For more information CLICK HERE.