Women disguise themselves as 'grannies' to get Covid vaccine early

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Two women have been issued trespass warnings after they dressed up to make themselves appear older in order to the Covid vaccine early.

The Florida women disguised themselves on Wednesday with bonnets, gloves and glasses, Dr Raul Pino, state health officer in Orange County, said.

The two women were actually aged 34 and 44-years-old.

"So, yesterday we realised a couple of young ladies came, dressed up as grannies, to get vaccinated for the second time," Dr. Pino said.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Michelle Guido told the Orlando Sentinel the pair altered their birth years on their vaccination registrations to bypass the state system, which prioritises people age 65 and older.

Two women in Florida have been busted for lying about their age in order to get the Covid vaccine. Source: YouTube/OrangeCoSheriffFL
Two women in Florida have been busted for lying about their age in order to get the Covid vaccine. Source: YouTube/OrangeCoSheriffFL

It appeared the women had received the first shot but it was unclear where.

"Their names matched their registration but not their dates of birth," she told the newspaper.

Health department officials asked deputies to issue trespass warnings, which means they could face arrest if they return to the convention centre again for any reason.

Dr Pino said the health department's investigation would try to determine where the women were vaccinated earlier and how they managed to get an appointment.

"You've stolen a vaccine from somebody who needs it more than you," a sheriff is heard saying in video footage of them confronting the women.

"And now you're not going to get your second one, so that's a whole time we wasted on this."

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