Oregon Health Authority Sends Mass Email To Wrong Recipients, Resulting In 11,000 Vaccine Appointment Errors

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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Around 11,000 ineligible individuals were accidentally invited to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Oregon.

An Oregon Health Authority partner accidentally sent an email inviting the 11,000 individuals to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Oregon Convention Center clinic, according to Fox News. State health officials said the mix-up was caused by “erroneous information supplied” by the health authority, Fox News reported.

The 11,000 individuals who received the email from All4Oregon weren’t supposed to be eligible to receive the vaccine until April 19. The vaccination appointments will be honored despite the email error, Fox News reported.

In other states, such as Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, thousands of mistakenly scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointments were canceled, WHYY reported.

Philadelphia’s public health department could cancel up to 30,000 vaccine appointments, according to WHYY. (RELATED: 104-Year-Old Woman Who Lived During Spanish Flu Pandemic Gets COVID-19 Vaccine)

The appointments in Philadelphia were erroneously scheduled after a QR code was shared by accident, according to WHYY.