GGD accidentally flings open doors for second vaccination without an appointment

A misunderstanding allowed individuals to stroll in for his or her second vaccination — no appointment mandatory.

Twitter was abuzz over the weekend with experiences that numerous locations within the Netherlands had been permitting second pictures on a walk-in foundation.

“Amsterdammers, you’ll be able to simply go get your second vaccine at RAI now. Even when you have already got one other appointment. It’s very quiet so go!” wrote Meike (@Meikebe) on Twitter.

Others posted about their success, like Deniz Alkac (@denizalkac).

“Totally vaccinated. And sooner than deliberate. Due to @gjkooijman‘s tip. You possibly can stroll into Amsterdam this weekend with out an appointment on your 1st or 2nd injection, supplied it was 21 days(+) in the past. Unfold the phrase, not the virus! 🦠💉

Going, going, gone

However the variety of fortunate individuals who walked in appointment-free shortly dried up, with the GGD shortly figuring out it as an error.

“You possibly can solely get a primary shot with out an appointment,” a spokesperson for GGD Amsterdam instructed RTL Nieuws. “The directions have been tightened and simply strolling in is now not attainable.”

The GGD clarified that you may solely stroll in on your first jab for those who haven’t made a vaccination appointment but. “It’s attainable that the details about a primary or second injection with out an appointment has began to get blended up,” says the spokesperson.

“It’s based mostly on a misunderstanding, which is solely as a result of us.”

Time between vaccinations shorter

The excellent news is that individuals now solely have to attend 4 weeks for his or her second shot, as a substitute of 5. The unhealthy information is that this solely applies to individuals who haven’t made their appointment but — and also you’re not allowed to name to carry your appointment ahead.

“There are about three million appointments deliberate for a second shot within the coming interval. When you carry all of these ahead, there is not going to be sufficient vaccines at that early date,” says the spokesperson.

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