Women dressed as elderly adults caught trying to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, officials say

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Two ladies who dressed up to make themselves seem as older adults to get coronavirus vaccinations had been turned away and issued trespass warnings in Orlando, officials stated. 

Dr. Raul Pino, the state well being officer in Orange County, stated the ladies disguised themselves on Wednesday with bonnets, gloves and glasses.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Guido instructed the Orlando Sentinel that the ladies altered their beginning years on their vaccination registrations to bypass the state system, which prioritizes folks age 65 and older. It appeared that the ladies had gotten the primary shot, nevertheless it was unclear the place.

“Their names matched their registration but not their dates of birth,” she instructed the newspaper.

The ladies had been 35 and 45 years outdated, officials stated in a information launch.

Health Department officials requested deputies to difficulty trespass warnings.

In a video supplied by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy could possibly be heard saying, “You’ve stolen a vaccine from somebody that needs it more than you.”

Guido stated the warning means they can not return to the conference middle for any purpose — together with a vaccine, COVID-19 check, conference or present. If they do return, they may face arrest.

Pino stated the Health Department’s investigation will attempt to decide the place they had been vaccinated earlier and the way they managed to get an appointment. He stated the division will “try to figure out if there are any holes, any loopholes, in the process that are allowing people to do that.”

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