Grenoble: teachers manage to make an appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before being turned away

“The vaccination appointment hotline” was “able to make appointments by mistake on Friday,” explained the Grenoble University Hospital.

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An anomaly that did not last long. Teachers of all ages were able to make an appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in a large vaccination center in Grenoble (Isère) before being banned from access, AFP learned on Monday April 12. , confirming information from the regional daily Le Dauphiné Libéré (article reserved for subscribers).

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Several teachers testified that they had made an appointment with the CHU de Grenoble, highlighting their professional quality, following a message passed from “word of mouth” assuring them that it was possible this week. Monday morning, they were turned away from the giant vaccination center installed in the Alpexpo exhibition center, south of Grenoble.

The rectorate says “quite surprised at what happened” and assures not to have transmitted “no communication inviting teachers to make an appointment by any means whatsoever.”

“Following the momentary creation by the online appointment booking platform Keldoc of a TEST-DO NOT USE pattern for the vaccination of teachers over 50, a confusion may have appeared on Friday April 9. The hotline of making vaccination appointments (04 76 76 86 18) thus having been able to make appointments by mistake on Friday “, the hospital finally explained in a statement. The CHU Grenoble-Alpes adds that “teachers are not currently eligible for vaccination” and “no control [n’est] possible when making the appointment “.

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