SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara County officers warned this week of unofficial texts inviting residents to make a vaccination appointment within the county.
The texts wrongfully declare an “additional” provide of vaccines. Additionally they present a hyperlink to register for one of many county’s vaccination websites.
To the county’s data, somebody was in a position to entry the hyperlink that goes to the state’s vaccination platform, CalVax, and texted that hyperlink to an untold quantity of individuals.
“We all know this as a result of we had an enormous quantity of individuals present as much as Berger [vaccination site] who didn’t have an appointment they usually informed us they have been in a position to get on the appointment listing by having access to CalVax with out going by our typical system,” County Government Jeff Smith mentioned.
Smith mentioned a hyperlink is given to those that are eligible for vaccination solely after they’ve accomplished a declaration that they meet precedence necessities.
Proper now, which means people who find themselves in Part 1A, which incorporates well being care staff and long-term care facility residents and employees.
The county expects to maneuver into vaccinating these in Part 1B tier 1 — these over 75 years and older and different important frontline staff.
County officers mentioned they’re investigating the faulty textual content messages. Smith mentioned whoever despatched it didn’t hack the system and as an alternative was in a position to “inappropriately” get entry to the hyperlink.
The county’s vaccination techniques and data are safe, Smith assured the county’s board of supervisors on Tuesday.
To entry extra vaccine info for Santa Clara County, individuals can go to sccfreevax.org.
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