London, Ontario, Dad needs individuals to cease calling his son about COVID-19 vaccines – London

0
243

A father from London, Ontario is asking people to stop calling his son about COVID-19 vaccine appointments after the family was plagued by dozens of wrong elections from those looking for a shot.

According to John Tennant, the misdirected calls started earlier this week when the Middlesex-London Health Unit launched a telephone booking system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

According to health officials, the booking system received around 120,000 calls within 20 minutes of opening the phone lines.

The story continues under the advertisement

Shortly afterwards, Tennant and his wife heard his son’s phone ring. When Tennant asked his son why he wasn’t answering the phone, his son replied, “I’m getting COVID calls.”

“I brought his phone upstairs … and sure it rang and it’s a little old lady who said, ‘Can I book my COVID appointment, please?'” Tennant said.

Continue reading:

MLHU extends authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and announces appointment booking

Confused, the father asked the woman where she got the phone number to which she answered the London Free Press.

Trend stories

  • Walter Gretzky, Canada’s hockey father, is set to retire on Saturday

  • “Floating ship”, photographed off the British coast with a rare optical illusion

“They read it to me, the phone number, and they gave me my number and I said, ‘Well, that can’t be right,” Tennant said.

“So I looked online and found that the font that Free Press online uses is one of those fonts that has some numbers in small letters and some in large letters.

“So it looked like the last digits were 3500 when they were actually 3560.”

According to Tennant, his son has received more than 30 calls in the past few days. It is now the father’s job to direct people to the correct number when they call.

“I thought it was a little nicer than pretending to make an appointment,” joked Tennant.

The story continues under the advertisement

“We have a good laugh with most people.”

Continue reading:

How does London’s COVID-19 vaccine booking system compare to other regions?

Tennant adds that he doesn’t get too involved in the misdirected calls since he worked from home for his family business, Ontario Wall Beds.

“When I’m on the line with a customer or something, having the attendant on can get annoying, but otherwise it’s no big deal,” Tennant said.

For those seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, appointments are offered to certain health care workers, indigenous peoples aged 55 and over, and all other individuals aged 80 and over.

Appointments can be booked via www.covidvaccinelm.ca or by calling 226-289-3560.

“If you’re not looking for a Murphy bed, you can give me a call,” added Tennant.


Click here to play the video.  'Coronavirus: Ford Says Ontario Prepares for Phase 2 Vaccine Roll-Out in April'


3:02Coronavirus: Ontario is preparing for Phase 2 vaccine launch in April, according to Ford


Coronavirus: Ontario is preparing for Phase 2 vaccine launch in April, according to Ford

Show link »

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.