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The Technology 202: Website crashes and other tech problems plague early coronavirus vaccine rollout

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Photo: A senior citizen using her cell phone. Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash. Article by Cat Zakrzewski. The Washington Post – Jan. 5, 2021.

Websites in multiple large Florida counties buckled from a surge of traffic in recent days as seniors attempted to book appointments for their vaccinations. Many were instead met with error messages. Outages were reported in Broward, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

Other seniors thought they secured appointments online, only to be disappointed when they showed up to receive the vaccine. David Kornbluh, an 85-year-old retired IT professional, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that he and his wife booked a 10 a.m. appointment Monday morning in Coconut Creek. But when they got there, they were told they couldn’t get a shot because they didn’t have an electronic confirmation. […]

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