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RELEASE: Sununu Tries to Duck Responsibility For His Failed Vaccine Registration System

Concord, N.H. -- Governor Chris Sununu is ducking responsibility for his new Vaccine & Immunization Interface (VINI) system, which was riddled with technical issues yesterday, and lied about the system’s crash yesterday morning. In an interview with Jack Heath, Sununu played word games, said that VINI “didn’t crash, it didn’t fail.” Despite Sununu’s attempts to parse words, multiple reports from New Hampshire news outlets and from Granite Staters made clear that the site did crash -- and did fail New Hampshire patients. Yesterday morning, NHPR reported that Granite Staters experienced “crashes” due to the “heavy demand” of users, WMUR also reported that VINI and 211 “crashed”, and as reported by WCAX, multiple residents said that the system “crashed” due to a “very large number of people” trying to register for the vaccine. Unfortunately for Sununu, his receipts don’t add up. There are websites that crawl the internet to register site crashes. Data from the popular website shows that Sununu’s website crashed around 10:30 AM yesterday:

For weeks, Sununu promised that VINI could “absolutely” handle the number of people registering for the COVID vaccine in Phase 2b (click here for VIDEO of Sununu’s previous comments). Sununu is also trying to punt responsibility for his continued failed vaccine rollout by saying that he wanted to stop using the Trump administration’s flawed vaccine registration system -- a system that he signed New Hampshire up for after almost every other state opted out in light of public health leaders’ concerns about the effectiveness of the program. “Chris Sununu put his feet up this weekend and then his vaccine website crashed. Instead of owning up to that fact, Sununu is again trying to duck responsibility and is lying to the Granite Staters who experienced an array of technical issues with VINI,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “Governor Sununu is clearly incapable of taking any responsibility for his failure to effectively produce a system that allows Granite Staters to easily register for the COVID vaccine.”



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