People have been locked up. Vaccination centers In Auckland – despite being sent reminders to attend appointments.
Loki Scott said he received a text at 8 a.m. Friday to attend his second dose vaccination appointment at the Highbrook Vaccination Center in East Tamaki.
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But that – and one. Long queue Others – turned away on arrival, security told them the building was closed due to social distance issues.
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A spokesman for the Northern Region Health Coordination Center (NRHCC) said only eight of the 13. Community Vaccination Centers Were working on Friday as some staff were “immediately diverted” to support an increase in investigations following the announcement of further cases and related areas of interest.
Scott said: “My partner and I went to Highbrook in the car with our 6-month-old baby.
“The queue was in the car park and there was a constant stream of cars. Two young security guards. [were] Directing traffic, “said Scott.
A. Equipment The journalist confirmed that the center was closed and people were being asked to leave and re-book their meetings.
Enke Van Dyk said it was “very disappointing” that he had traveled 60 kilometers just to find out that Pokکmon’s vaccination center was closed.
Van Dyk, who booked his vaccination a month ago, also received emails and text messages on Thursday.
“My meeting was at 9 am today. I was relieved when all the media and Jacanda confirmed in their message that the vaccination centers would reopen.
But he and others who received confirmation of their booking were told to leave and were advised that the center would reopen on Monday.
“We were all told to book again, which would put us back in line,” Van Dick said.
The NRHCC said it was working to reopen the remaining centers as soon as possible and said more would be opened on Saturday.
“Most centers will be operating at short distances, due to the need for social distance measures,” a spokesman said.
Text and e-mail advice was being issued to let people know if they should attend their meeting or if they need to reschedule.
However, Scott said it was difficult to reschedule his appointment.
“it was Very disappointing Trying to get our second dose, and now we have to fight the booking system for re-booking when we were not given any information about rescheduling appointments which we were not informed that they Have been canceled.
A Mount Roskill resident, who did not want to be named, said the communication failure was disappointing.
“I received a text message yesterday afternoon confirming my appointment, so you can imagine how frustrated I felt getting up early for the appointment and closing the center.
“My next appointment is now booked for September 20, so I have another month to go to win,” he said.
Jim Budak said he was “one of many” affected by the closure of the Technician Vaccination Center.
Budak said he had booked his vaccination by 11 a.m. Friday, before the case was reported in the community last Tuesday.
“I accompanied him on duty this morning hoping to get my job. However, a poor man guarding the door turned me away saying they were closed and unable to provide further information. We are all By disabling.
“To encourage people to get vaccinated when they make it difficult.”
A spokesman for the NRHCC apologized for “any inconvenience” and said it would schedule meetings as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, at the Westgate Vaccination Center, long lines were seen as many people tried to secure their Covid 19 vaccination.
The Ministry of Health’s Covid 19 Operations Group Manager Estrad Korniev said. Book my vaccine. The website has seen a “significant increase” in bookings in recent days.
“On Wednesday, the highest number of bookings was made in a single day, 191,900 bookings. Strong bookings continued with 108,900 bookings till 2 pm yesterday.
He said the high demand for bookings is expected to continue as the rest of the general population becomes eligible.