Could the official website of the French government to get an appointment for the vaccination against al Covid-19 have been the victim of an unintentional DDoS attack … from the French themselves? Barely launched, it is indeed out of service Thursday, January 14, 2021. The government, for its part, announces a simple maintenance.
The site out of service on the opening day of reservations
This will not help the government to get out of its image problem concerning the vaccination campaign against Covid-19. Criticized for the slowness of the beginning, the campaign was to experience a boost on Thursday, January 14, 2021 with the opening of reservations for vaccinations for over 75s, or nearly 5 million people. It will have been a failure.
The site was down at 1:30 p.m. and, according to the isitdownrightnow.com service, it has been going on for over four hours. It is therefore easy to establish that sante.fr has been out of service since 10 am … without knowing when it will be available again. The second phase of the vaccination campaign therefore begins with a hitch.
Update issues and an operational site Friday January 15, 2021
While on social networks Internet users complain about this new government failure, the executive wants to be reassuring: the site is not really down. “ The site is not down. It was blocked voluntarily and temporarily by the Ministry of Health, the time to bring in all the vaccination centers listed. It will be operational tomorrow morning “, The Ministry of Health told BFMTV on Thursday January 14, 2021.
The three other sites on which it is possible to register, Doctolib, Keldoc and Malia, seem, according to some Internet users, to also be experiencing problems. No doubt because of the people who fell back on them once the santé.fr site was unavailable. But these sites do not list all the vaccination centers, the centers being distributed among the three operators.