Florida women masqueraded as ‘grannies’ to get coronavirus shots – and it worked, official says
ORANGE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Two women dressed up as elderly women with hats and glasses so they could get the coronavirus shot – and their trick worked, at least the first time.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Dr Raul Pino of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said the duo were caught as they attempted to shoot their second kick off Wednesday at the Orange County Convention Center.
“We have not lacked voluntary weapons to get vaccinated. We also have people who pretend to be old to get the shot, ”Pino said. “So yesterday, we realized that two young ladies came disguised as grannies to be vaccinated for the second time, so I don’t know how they escaped the first time, but they came (to be done) vaccinate. The hats, gloves, glasses – all, and they were probably in their twenties. ”
It is not clear how the two women got their first doses, but when they showed up on Wednesday to complete the series, they presented a valid vaccination record.
But “there were problems with their IDs and driver’s licenses,” he said.
It is not known if the women will face charges.
Pino said it wasn’t the first time someone tried to outsmart the system to get shot. He said a man who was under 65 introduced himself trying to use his elderly father’s ID card.