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Unauthorized access of Stormont Vail’s internal vaccine scheduling site

Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 11:46 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - News today from Stormont Vail CEO Dr. Robert Kenagy that their internal vaccine scheduling website was shared outside of their health system. Dr. Kenagy said that it appears as though an employee(s) shared the online vaccine scheduling program with people outside of Stormont Vail.

In an email to 13 News, the health system says that the site was shared with people not meeting criteria of the first phase. Stormont has disabled the link. Their team is now reviewing scheduled appointments and advising those who not meet the criteria that they cannot vaccinate them at this time. The health system is now requiring proof of employment to receive the vaccine.

Asked about the consequences, Dr. Kenagy said it does NOT appear that anyone actually received a vaccine who should not be getting a vaccine at this phase--meaning health care workers only. However, he did admit that they do not know that for certain just yet. An internal investigation is underway he said to ensure that it does not happen again. Kenagy said that HR will be speaking with any employees involved. He said that this incident is in violation of Stormont Vail’s policies, however it will not likely rise to a fireable offense.

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