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New York’s Monkeypox Vaccine Site Crashes on High Demand (1)

July 12, 2022, 9:42 PM

Less than 30 minutes after New York City released online appointments for the monkeypox vaccine, the site crashed due to high traffic.

Shortly after the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene opened its vaccine scheduling site on Tuesday at 1 p.m. local time, users online reported that the website had crashed and was inaccessible. By 1:29 p.m. local time, the NYC Health Department confirmed on Twitter that the site was down and it was working on a fix.

The city released 1,250 vaccination appointments online. By the afternoon, all the slots were fully booked, the department said. It will provide another 1,250 slots through direct referrals from providers for higher-risk New ...