LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Roughly 6,000 Kentuckians on Friday signed as much as obtain the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Baptist Well being, though a few of these folks probably weren’t but eligible to obtain the shot.
Anybody may join the COVID-19 vaccine by Baptist Well being’s MyChart web site in 4 Kentucky cities, WDRB Information realized on Friday. In a press release on Saturday, Baptist Well being officers confirmed that “many who considered the location mistakenly thought the vaccines have been open to most people.”
Explaining how this occurred, officers mentioned Baptist Well being offered a hyperlink to a web based vaccination scheduling instrument to the Kentucky Division of Public Well being on Friday that was shared on the state’s web site. That hyperlink was suppose to be for well being care professionals, who’re in part 1A of Kentucky’s vaccination plan.
“Whereas the state web site linked to a web page that clearly outlined that the vaccines can be found for Part 1A healthcare personnel, the scheduling instrument didn’t embody this data,” Julie Garrison with Baptist Well being mentioned within the assertion to WDRB Information. “… We remorse the confusion this has brought on our communities and have up to date the scheduling instrument with the extra data.”
Garrison mentioned Baptist Well being will honor the 6,000 appointments that have been made whatever the individual’s eligibility beneath the state’s vaccination plan. It is unclear how lots of the 6,000 people who signed up have been well being care professionals.
With the following two weeks of vaccinations booked, on-line scheduling is not out there, Baptist Well being officers mentioned. It hopes to open on-line scheduling once more when the following phases of the state’s vaccination plan start.
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