More than 49,000 have signed up for the Harris County COVID vaccine waiting list despite website glitches

More than 49,000 people gained access to the new COVID-19 vaccination waiting list in Harris County on Tuesday despite technical issues that limited some access to the county website.

Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo’s office said 49,287 people had registered as of 4:30 p.m.

Health officials said there were „an enormous number of people” trying to use the site at

“It was down. It was down.” Martha Marquez, a Harris County public health spokeswoman, said earlier Tuesday, “We’ve had a crash a few times.” “I know they’re, and we’re talking, they’re working on that.”

The site launched on Tuesday afternoon but quickly ran into problems. Which page Describes the new program Available, but when users switch to Registration on the waiting listSome getWebsite is under maintenanceThere is also a software phone line available, (832) 927-8787. It often provides a busy tone when called.

Waiting list, prof A new approach He announced on Monday that it aims to ease the burden on residents by having them register for the vaccine once, rather than scrambling to register every time the agency announces a new appointment. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo said access to the vaccine should not depend on computer acumen.

The system is supposed to give priority to people depending on the stage of the government distribution plan they are in, and their age. The assembly will be randomly selected and individuals will be selected for window appointments. These people will have 48 hours to claim their locations.

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„We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience,” the health agency wrote on Twitter.

This is a developing story and it will be updated.

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