London news People using IT loophole to jump queue for Covid jabs Uk news
MetiNews.Com - But bosses are insistent that those breaking the rules won't get the jab
Breaking News ! We may be in the midst of a global health crisis, but that won't stop selfish individuals trying to exploit the system, as people who are not yet eligible for the Covid vaccine are jumping the queue through links shared on WhatsApp and social media. The links are part of the online booking system by Swiftqueue, which is being used by some NHS trusts to coordinate vaccine appointments for staff according to The Evening Standard. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here . The trick means people who are not staff or on the vaccine priority list have managed to use the portal to secure Covid jabs in East London and parts of the north. The discovery was made after somebody shared a link meant for hospital staff outside of NHS circles.
. The loophole previously allowed anyone over 18 with access to the link to book a jab in less than five minutes using their name, postcode, NHS number along with a checklist on basic health information. The CEO of Swiftqueue, Brendan Casey, said: “Anyone who books to get the vaccine fraudulently will be turned away – full stop. "Some people have used links shared with them to try and falsely get the Covid vaccine. "If they book and attend the clinic to try and jump the queue, and they do not have proof of eligibility, they will be turned away.”
Source = MetiNews.Com