December 17 – British doctors and health officials warned that the country’s coronavirus vaccination plan may be delayed due to technical problems. Previously, doctors were forced to manually collect vaccination data for the coronavirus vaccine due to software problems.
A senior British health official reportedly told Sky News that Pinnacle, a software used to record people who have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, is “increasingly failing.” The official said that this may help explain why the government has been struggling to publish the exact number of vaccines.
The official also said that due to technical problems, doctors were unable to identify people who had been vaccinated, which caused delays in the examination process and increased the risk that some people might miss the vaccine or may be repeated.
The problems with Pinnacle software are “very frustrating” and “which creates a backlog of patients because we have to manually log on paper…all these things cause delays,” said Elliott Singh, a London GP. He said that due to these delays, some elderly people had to stand in the cold wind and wait for vaccination.
According to the report, on the 16th local time, British Minister for Vaccine Affairs Zahavi released the first batch of “temporary” data on the British vaccination plan. He said that 108,000 vaccines were vaccinated in England, 7,897 in Wales, 4,000 in Northern Ireland and 18,000 in Scotland.