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WISCONSIN – Racine County residents should keep an eye out for a COVID-19 vaccine scam.

Some Wisconsin residents have received phone calls asking for payment for the vaccines, according to a press release issued jointly by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner and the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

However, the federal government has already paid for the vaccines, which are administered free of charge.

“Wisconsin consumers should know that their vaccine will be available to them at no cost,” said Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable. “Regardless of health insurance coverage, Wisconsin residents can be assured that they will not be charged to get the COVID-19 vaccine.”

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act requires full coverage of the vaccine, according to a bulletin issued by the Insurance Commissioner on Dec. 22.

Consumers should be especially wary of robocalls and unsolicited phone calls, said agriculture, trade and consumer protection secretary-designee, Randy Romanski.

“Make sure to do your research, only utilize resources you know and trust, and don’t respond to unsolicited calls or email solicitations,” he said.

Anyone who suspects they have been the victim of a scam can file a complaint with the agriculture, trade and consumer protection department online at datcp.wi.gov. Complaints can also be filed via phone at 1-800-422-7128 or via email at DATCPHotline@wisconsin.gov.

Enchanted Evening’ Rotary Post Prom Set For May 15

UNION GROVE – The 68th Annual Rotary Post Prom, “Enchanted Evening” is set for Saturday, May 15, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Racine County Fairgrounds. It is presented by the Racine Founders Rotary Club and nine area high schools. Among the Post Prom attractions are: Live red carpet TV coverage by WCGV-TV (MY24) and […]

Swearing in Ceremony Chief Maurice Robinson

The Racine Police Department is excited to announce the swearing in ceremony of incoming Racine Chief of Police, Maurice Robinson. The ceremony is going to take place May 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. and can be viewed by the general public. For those who wish to watch virtually please click here. More stories related to […]

Outdoor Dining with your Dog

What’s better than a night out on the town in Racine County? You can explore the streets of Downtown Racine or even escape for a scenic drive to the county. Finding the perfect spot for dinner isn’t hard when you have so many options. What’s better though? Eating and drinking on the patio of your […]

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.