Vaccine distribution's information mess

Driving the news: In Florida, a number of counties are using events platform Eventbrite, a platform known for selling concert tickets and coordinating happy hours, to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

“This is the only option we have right now,” Jesi Ray, a communications specialist for Brevard County, Florida, told The Verge.

Some services like SignUp Genius are pitching their availability for vaccine scheduling, with counties across the country adopting them.

It’s not an ideal approach for some populations, including seniors who aren’t internet-savvy, and some have turned to newspaper reporters for help scheduling their appointments.