Monday's coronavirus vaccine figures for England delayed after IT system crash

A technical issue on Monday meant clinicians had to log who had received their jab using pen and paper, instead of the usual digital system.

An IT system crash on Monday afternoon has caused a delay to the daily vaccination numbers being published, according to NHS England.

The issue resulted in clinicians being unable to log who had received their jab via the usual digital method, and instead had to record it with pen and paper.

Now the system is back up and running the data needs to be manually entered, which will be time consuming given that several hundred thousand doses are being administered each day.

“Following the IT issue that was reported to the NHS yesterday (21 June), the daily Covid-19 statistics will be updated tomorrow, while vaccinations recorded yesterday are updated to the digital system,” the NHS England website said.

“The issue is now resolved and there has been no impact on vaccinations taking place.”

The technical glitch affected vaccine hubs across England at around 1.30pm on Monday.

People were still urged to get their jab if they had a booking, as it would cause no difference to the service.

The problem was also an isolated incident, meaning the public could still access the booking site as normal.

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