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COVID-19 vaccine sign up link causes confusion, officials say

"Just realize it's unethical. It's like if you were standing in line to get something important and you pushed everybody aside," Lane County resident Miriam Reinhart said.

Posted: Jan 24, 2021 7:59 PM
Updated: Jan 25, 2021 10:24 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- A link to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine in Lane County is circulating among the community causing concern for many. 

Lane County Public Health said the people who receive the link from them directly, are the only ones who should have access to it. However, KEZI viewers have reached out claiming the link is being sent out to those who are not eligible to receive the shot yet. 

Health officials said they believe people who received the link from public health saying they're eligible, sent it to others. However, if you sign up and are not eligible you will be getting a call from officials and you will still not be able to receive the shot until your time comes. 

Jason Davis with Lane County Public Health said as soon as they learned the link was shared, they mobilized a team to start verifying people's eligibility once those forms are filled out. However, public health claims that no one has gotten the vaccine during their clinics, that isn't supposed to. 

Davis said if you see the link on the internet or if you are sent it, you should not share it with anyone. 

Despite health officials warnings, many people are concerned that others will take advantage of the system. 

"Just realize it's unethical. It's like if you were standing in line to get something important and you pushed everybody aside," Lane County resident Miriam Reinhart said. 

Reinhart is one of the people who received the link from one of her friends. She said the minute she opened the link she knew something didn't seem right considering she is not eligible to receive the shot yet. 

"At the top it was for 1A but yet you could sign up without certifying that you definitely were 1A. I thought somebody that my friend knows from the U of O gives her this link...this doesn't smell right." 

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