So many young people tried to get vaccines that the booking site crashed
All they know is X Factor reaction memes
Yesterday is was announced that coronavirus vaccines would be offered to 25-29-year-old starting from today. Joyous news which sparked excitement and energy everywhere.
Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, informed the House of Commons with the latest update, saying 25-29-year-olds will receive text messages asking them to book their jabs.
A lot of them were excited and proved how old they are by reacting to the news the only way they know how, with X Factor Over 25s category memes and Glastonbury festival references.
However, this morning the site crashed, thousands of young people are being told they’re not actually eligible for the jab yet and others are being thrown into a queue with over 11,000 people. Which, if we’re completely honest, has damped the mood quite a bit but it didn’t stop the production of those X Factor memes.
People on Twitter are sharing reports of how long they’re having to wait before they can book their jabs, only to be told they’re not eligible. One person tweeted “Waited 15 minutes in the queue for the NHS booking website system for the vaccine only to get this. Now the queue is over 5000 people – will all these people be hit by the same message?”
Attached to the Tweet is a screenshot from the NHS website saying this person is “not currently eligible to book through this service”.
Since the start of this pandemic, young people have been forced into thinking they are the problem in this pandemic. And according to the government, young people need to “do their bit” and get the vaccine.
But the reality is, a week ago thousands of us queued outside Twickenham stadium for hours trying to get vaccinated and just this morning, a load of us crashed an entire system trying to book our first jab.
The Tab recently conducted a survey that revealed over 94 per cent of young people want the vaccine. And the 25-29 age bracket is no different, we can see that from the large queues causing the system to crash – our demand for the vaccine is high.
Anyway, once you get used to all the poor X Factor reaction memes and queuing for Glastonbury tickets references, there are some pretty good reactions out there. Here are the best ones:
LET ME INNNN
Me waiting for the NHS vaccine booking site to be lowered to over 25s pic.twitter.com/5a17jPIXWL
— natalie (@NatalieTrooper) June 7, 2021
Ffs who let the 29-year-olds on Twitter???
waiting for the nhs website to update and allow over 25s to book their vaccine appointment pic.twitter.com/7BlZfNcjaU
— Daniel (@notweedaniel) June 8, 2021
The Over 25s group on X Factor was the worst one, soz x
Over 25s, be happy that you can get your vaccine but also remember that if this were x factor you’d be in the old category. Stay humble
— Sophie Thompson (@sophxthompson) June 7, 2021
Make it make sense please, NHS
NHS texts, news headlines: Over 25s can now book their vaccine appointments!
NHS website: pic.twitter.com/klkVgbKKbI
— Loki, they/them (@LokiArtsy) June 8, 2021
Jokes on you Matt Hancock, 3749462 is my lucky number anyways
UK govt: young people won’t want to get the vaccine so let’s do loads of pointless things to encourage them
vaccine website at 7:01 the first morning over 25s can book: you are number 3749462 in the queue
— Laura Parker (@lauraparkerr) June 8, 2021
Why is 25-29-year-old humour capped at this quality?
25+ NHS vaccine waiting list is very much giving me Glastonbury tickets.
— Niellah (@NiellahArboine) June 8, 2021
NOT SAM BAILEY
It’s our vaccine time baby pic.twitter.com/Pmu1OdL8nt
— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) June 7, 2021
Hope you get a ticket xx
So this is what queuing for Glastonbury tickets feels like pic.twitter.com/esohhwGDiJ
— Josh McLean (@joshyjmc) June 7, 2021
I hate to say it, Mr Hancock, but we told you so
Number 11,755 in a queue to book my #Covid19 vaccine….!
That is seriously encouraging though. Turns out that if you offer young people the vaccine, they’ll sign up for it with little encouragement needed. (cc: @MattHancock)#vaccine pic.twitter.com/TudLmV4fgu
— Ben Bloch (@realBenBloch) June 8, 2021
HOW DO I BLEND IN???
me getting grouped with the 25 year olds in the vaccine queue pic.twitter.com/V6QCgxRK4o
— Imogen West-Knights (@ImogenWK) June 7, 2021