Media Release: WDG Public Health alerts public to scam texts

March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021 – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has been alerted to texts received by some residents. These texts encourage people to call a number similar to the COVID-19 booking help line (1-844-480-0202) and provide their driver’s license and other information to confirm their identity for their vaccination appointment.

The correct number to contact WDG Public Health for COVID-19 vaccination appointments is 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006.

Public Health only contacts individuals with vaccination appointments to either remind them of their appointment or to advise them of a cancellation or change to the appointment.

If you receive a text like this, please contact your local law enforcement or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and do not respond to the message.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit

Media Contact

Danny Williamson

1-800-265-7293 ext. 4376