UPDATE: Messages canceling 2nd COVID-19 vaccine appointment for Minnesota seniors was an error

Minnesotans ages 65 and older who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine reported on Saturday receiving messages saying their second dose of the vaccine appointment is canceled.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the message sent from the Primary Bio saying Minnesota seniors appointments were canceled was an error for a vast majority. The message was originally intended for around 20 Minnesotans who, through an error in the Primary Bio system, had been able to register for an appointment despite being ineligible to do so.

MDH released the following statement:

Our vendor, Primary Bio, has taken full responsibility and has apologized to the State of Minnesota and all Minnesotans impacted. Those Minnesotans who received the message in error this morning have been notified that their appointments are confirmed and they should show up to their appointment as previously scheduled.