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Utah cancels vaccine appointments after registration error

February 28, 2021 GMT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the shots.

Department spokesman Tom Hudachko said in a statement that the error allowed residents who are not 65 or older or who don’t have an underlying medical condition to sign up.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports those appointments are being canceled. Those affected will receive emails about the cancellations.

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People who meet the state’s conditions can keep their vaccine appointments scheduled through Vaccinate.Utah.Gov. Public school teachers and first responders also are eligible for vaccines.

Additional eligibility criteria for getting a vaccine shot can be found at coronavirus.utah/gov/vaccine.

Utah so far has administered more than 680,000 vaccine doses and estimates that 10% of its population has been fully vaccinated.