Error allows COVID-19 vaccine signups by ineligible individuals in Virginia

The error allowed almost 6,000 people to sign up for the vaccine

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RICHMOND, Va. – Authorities in Virginia say a technology error allowed almost 6,000 Richmond-area residents to sign up to get COVID-19 vaccinations even though they weren’t eligible to get them.

Officials in Henrico County say a county scheduling system accidentally sent a sign-up link to people currently ineligible for the vaccine and that will not be able to get it.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the improper sign-ups represent more than half the number of are residents who flooded the site Thursday night and forced the demand to far exceed the 6,000-dose supply allotted for schools and public safety workers.