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Boston Medical Center has canceled COVID-19 vaccine visits for people who registered through a scheduling system not intended for the general public.
The system was a pilot for BMC volunteers to arrange consultations for patients in Boston communities that are disproportionately impacted by the infection, a spokesperson told Boston.com in a declaration.
The link to the system was “wrongly shared on social media,” the spokesperson stated. It was leaked in a post on a subreddit dedicated to coronavirus news in Massachusetts at the end of last month. The links URL, which mentioned “neighborhood COVID vaccine scheduling,” now redirects to a page showing vaccination places.
” This was the link for concern partners like non-profits and neighborhood university hospital to book consultations 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 attempting to book high danger individuals, not a bunch of random [Redditors] that do not wish to wait their turn,” another user wrote.
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A Number Of Reddit and Twitter users shared texts from BMC Sunday stating that their appointments were scheduled on “an unsupported link” and were canceled.
The BMC spokesperson said that incorrectly arranged consultations set for Saturday were still honored. Its unclear the number of appointments were canceled and the number of were still honored.
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The link to the system was “inappropriately shared on social media,” the spokesperson stated. It was dripped in a post on a subreddit devoted to coronavirus news in Massachusetts at the end of last month. The links URL, which mentioned “neighborhood COVID vaccine scheduling,” now reroutes to a page showing vaccination areas.
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