The GGD Amsterdam has cancelled hundreds of vaccination appointments because a vaccination site will be needed for two days to host the Pleinvrees and De Zon festivals.
One of Amsterdam’s four vaccination sites, the NDSM Loods, will be used for the two festivals at the end of July.
While it would be cool to get your vaccine at a festival — this is unfortunately not possible. A spokesperson tells RTL Nieuws that vaccinations “cannot be combined with the festivals on the NDSM site.” Wat jammer!
Unfortunately, those who were scheduled to receive their vaccines on July 31 and August 1 at the venue will have to rebook.
According to a spokesperson from the GGD, the health service had assumed that they could continue vaccinating people, despite the festivals. However, they have now realised that “it’s not going to work”.
The GGD set about cancelling the hundreds of appointments that had been made for those two days with a text message. It almost feels like being dumped over text… spineless. In the text, people have been asked to rebook their appointments.
BELACHELIJK 🤬🤯 Mijn vaccinatie geannuleerd omdat @AmsterdamNL besluit een festival te houden nu de infecties omhoog schieten! Kan afspraak niet online verzetten & @GGDAmsterdam verbreekt telefoon na uur wachten! Is corona een grap voor jullie @GGDGHORNL pic.twitter.com/jqFRry89vZ
— Sascha de Jong (@saschadejong) July 5, 2021
With infection numbers arising after the reopening of night club nights, and congested phone lines for rebooking appointments, people across social media are fuming.
However, not all hope is lost. According to the GGD, those whose appointments were cancelled should be able to receive their vaccine on the same day at a different location.
What are your thoughts on this mix up? Tell us in the comments below!
Feature Image: Joey Thompson/Unsplash