Vic gov opens online child vaccination bookings after system ‘issue’ fixed – Software

The Victorian govt has begun accepting online bookings for Covid vaccinations of children aged five to eleven at condition-operate centres, indicating an earlier “issue” with the Microsoft-centered booking system is now fixed.

The govt had meant to open online bookings for vaccination at condition-operate centres on Tuesday, but had to press back again the timing following encountering an undefined system difficulty the former working day.

“Unfortunately thanks to an difficulty with the booking system, bookings for the five to eleven age group are not capable to open [Tuesday] for condition-operate vaccination centres,” the govt stated in its everyday coronavirus assertion on Monday.

“Microsoft is operating to implement a alternative as speedy as possible.”

It appears that a deal with has now been used to the booking system, with Performing Leading Jacinta Allan stating that online bookings would be taken “from 1pm today”.

A Victorian Section of Health spokesperson pointed iTnews to the Performing Premier’s assertion when requested about the resolution of the online booking system difficulty.

Even further remark was being sought on the nature of the difficulty.

Microsoft received the correct to supply Victoria with a vaccine management system at the start of 2021.

The contract was extended late final calendar year, however the govt would not say at what price.

Vaccinations for children aged five to eleven will start on January ten, and are obtainable as a result of 18 condition-operate vaccination centres, as nicely as as a result of GPs and pharmacies.

Of individuals 18, condition-operate centres, eight “flagship” sites have been kitted out with a forest concept and will provide “entertainers, routines and showbags made to assistance make the vaccination experience beneficial for children and their households.”