An investigation was launched into the website used by the New York State Department of Health to schedule appointments for the COVID vaccine.
The investigation was done by the New York State Inspector General and showed that over 28,000 people made premature vaccine appointments in January.
The site was accessed prematurely and resulted in 20,000 of the appointments being made at the SUNY Stony Brook vaccine site.
The 28,000 appointments needed to be cancelled.
The investigation showed unintentional lack of communication made it so as soon as a vaccine event was created, the public gained access to registration.
The training modules used that were unintended for the public were used to create appointments that never existed to begin with.
The discovery of links were shared quickly online, causing thousands to create appointments.
People did not know it was premature when sharing links and scheduling appointments.
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