ORLANDO, Fla. — Young women in Florida dressed up as older women in an apparent attempt to qualify for COVID-19 vaccination, a local official said Thursday.
Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said the women arrived at a vaccination site “dressed up as grannies” in bonnets, glasses and gloves but were turned away. The women appeared to be in their twenties, he told reporters.
Pino said the young women were coming for their second dose of the vaccine and had valid vaccination cards from their first dose. Pino didn’t know how they got through the vaccination process the first time. He hinted that there was an issue with the women’s photo identification the second time around.