Boston Medical Center has canceled COVID-19 vaccine consultations for people who registered through a scheduling system not meant for the public.
The system was a pilot for BMC volunteers to arrange appointments for clients in Boston communities that are disproportionately affected by the infection, a spokesperson told Boston.com in a declaration.
The link to the system was “inappropriately shared on social networks,” the spokesperson stated. It was dripped in a post on a subreddit committed to coronavirus news in Massachusetts at the end of last month. The links URL, which pointed out “community COVID vaccine scheduling,” now reroutes to a page revealing vaccination areas.
” This was the link for concern partners like non-profits and community health centers to book visits for clients and was not planned to be distributed,” a Reddit user composed on the post.
” Bottom line is the link posted here was for nonprofits and community groups who are trying to book high risk people, not a bunch of random [Redditors] that dont desire to wait their turn,” another user wrote.
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Numerous Reddit and Twitter users shared texts from BMC Sunday mentioning that their appointments were booked on “an unsupported link” and were canceled.
The BMC representative said that incorrectly scheduled visits set for Saturday were still honored. Its not clear the number of consultations were canceled and the number of were still honored.
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The link to the system was “wrongly shared on social media,” the spokesperson said. It was leaked in a post on a subreddit devoted to coronavirus news in Massachusetts at the end of last month. The links URL, which discussed “neighborhood COVID vaccine scheduling,” now reroutes to a page showing vaccination places.
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