Two Florida women were recently caught trying to get their second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by disguising themselves as old ladies, to pass as eligible for the sought-after jab.
Florida Department of Health in Orange County recently reported the bizarre case of two women, aged 34 and 44, who went to a coronavirus vaccination site â€śdressed up as grannies,â€ť in order to appear over 65, and thus eligible for a vaccine. Speaking at a conference, last Thursday, Dr. Raul Pino, the health administrator for Orange County said that the women were wearing bonnets, gloves, and glasses in an attempt to make themselves look older. Staff at the center noticed that they â€ślooked funnyâ€ť, and police were called.
The moment that the two imposters are confronted was recorded by one of the police officersâ€™ body cam and the footage was recently made public.
â€śYou know what youâ€™ve done? Youâ€™ve stolen a vaccine from somebody who needs it more than you. And now youâ€™re not going to get your second one. So thatâ€™s a whole waste of time we just wasted here on this,â€ť one officer can be heard telling the women. â€śIf you come back, youâ€™ll be arrested. Youâ€™re lucky youâ€™re not being arrested right now.â€ť
The officers issues trespass warnings, but no other action was taken against the offenders. Dr. Pinto warned that such attempts to get in front for aÂ Covid-19 jabÂ may become more frequent.
â€śThis is the hottest commodity that is out there right now,â€ťÂ the doctor saidÂ of the vaccine. â€śWe have to be very careful with the funds and the resources that we are provided.â€ť
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