Receptionists 'hammered' as booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations goes live

The government's online directory is apparently failing to redirect patients to their GP's normal appointment system

The first 1000 GP practices offering COVID-19 vaccinations have started to line up appointments despite major glitches with the Federal Government's national booking system.

The online directory went live today and is meant to allow patients from anywhere in the country to search for clinics by postcode and book an appointment.

But for hundreds of practices, the website does not include direct links to their own online booking systems, with patients having to telephone them directly.

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