Florida ladies of their 20s gown up as aged in effort to get vaccinated

Updated: 6:15 PM EST Feb 18, 2021

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AS SENIORS. HOW OLD WERE THEY? REPORTER: FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS ONE OF THE CRAZIEST BITS OF NEWS WE HAVE HEARD IN THESE DAILY COVID BRIEFINGS. WHAT WE LEARNED TODAY IS LAST WEEK, TWO WOMEN BELIEVED TO BE IN THEIR 20’S DISGUISED THEMSELVES AS ELDERLY AND SHOWED UP AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER SEEKING THEIR SECOND DOSE OF THE VACCINE. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE FIRST DOSE. THE COUNTY HAS BEEN RUNNING THE VACCINATION SITE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER AND DOING ABOUT 2500 APPOINTMENTS TODAY. THESE WOMEN SHOWED UP IN DISGUISE, HAD THE CDC VACCINATION CARD INDICATING THEY RECEIVED THEIR FIRST DOSE AND WHERE THERE FOR THEIR SECOND, BUT QUICK THINKING, ORANGE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE WORKERS SCREENING AND CHECKING PEOPLE IN FOR APPOINTMENTS NOTICED SOMETHING FISHY AND AT THAT POINT, THE SHERIFF TOOK OVER. >> THEY WENT AS FAR AS DRESSING UP AS GRANNY, HAVING GLOVES, SHOWER CAPS. THE WHOLE THING. THEY WERE DETECTED BY THE VACCINATORS, THEY LOOKED FUNNY. AND WE HANDED IT TO THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. REPORTER AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK WITH THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO FIND OUT IF THE WOMEN HAVE FACED ANY CHARGES. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME SOMEONE HAS TRIED TO BUCK THE SYSTEM TO GET A SHOT. ANOTHER MAN WHO WAS NOT 65 SHOWED UP TRYING TO USE HIS ELDERLY FATHER’S ID. IN FLORIDA, PER THE GOVERNOR, ONLY PEOPLE 65 AND OLDER AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE GETTING THE VACCINE. THE COUNTY IS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS IT WILL DO EACH DAY TO 3000. THAT IS AN ADDITIONAL 500 APPOINTMENT TODAY. THEY ARE COMMITTED TO KEEPING THE WAIT TIMES UNDER AN HOUR. AND THE SIGN-UP PORTAL, THE NEXT TIME YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE CONVENTION CENTER, WILL BE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22. KEEP IN MIND, THE APPOINTMENTS ARE SCOOPED UP IN ABOUT 45 MINUTES. MAYOR DEMINGS, WHO IS REGULARLY PARTICIPATING IN CONFERENCE CALLS WITH THE WHITE HOUSE, SAYS THERE MIGHT BE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AS SOON AS TOMORROW ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA HOSTING ONE OF THE FEMA MASS VACCINATION SITES. IF IT HAPPENED, THEY CAN HANDLE UP TO 27,000 VACCINATION APPOINTMENT A DAY.

Florida ladies of their 20s gown up as aged in effort to get vaccinated

Updated: 6:15 PM EST Feb 18, 2021

Orange County well being officers say two ladies of their 20s dressed up as aged ladies and went to a vaccine distribution website in an effort to get vaccinated. Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, mentioned the 2 ladies confirmed up Wednesday on the Orange County Convention Center vaccine website. Pino mentioned the ladies had been carrying bonnets and gloves. He additionally mentioned the ladies had already obtained their first doses, so it seems their efforts had been profitable the primary time round. “So yesterday, we realized a few younger girls got here dressed up as grannies to get vaccinated for the second time. I don’t know the way they escaped for the primary time, however they got here vaccinated. The bonnets, the gloves, the glasses, and so they had been most likely of their 20s” Pino mentioned. The county has been operating the location and doing about 2,500 appointments a day vaccinating folks 65 and over. Pino mentioned that some hearth rescue employees who had been serving to display and test within the folks coming for vaccines observed one thing fishy and Pino mentioned the Orange County Sheriff’s Office acquired concerned. It’s not recognized if the ladies will face expenses. Pino mentioned it’s not the primary time somebody has tried to buck the system to get a shot. He mentioned one other man who was not 65 confirmed up attempting to make use of his aged father’s ID.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County well being officers say two ladies of their 20s dressed up as aged ladies and went to a vaccine distribution website in an effort to get vaccinated. Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, mentioned the 2 ladies confirmed up Wednesday on the Orange County Convention Center vaccine website.
Pino mentioned the ladies had been carrying bonnets and gloves. He additionally mentioned the ladies had already obtained their first doses, so it seems their efforts had been profitable the primary time round. “So yesterday, we realized a few younger girls got here dressed up as grannies to get vaccinated for the second time. I don’t know the way they escaped for the primary time, however they got here vaccinated. The bonnets, the gloves, the glasses, and so they had been most likely of their 20s” Pino mentioned. The county has been operating the location and doing about 2,500 appointments a day vaccinating folks 65 and over. Pino mentioned that some hearth rescue employees who had been serving to display and test within the folks coming for vaccines observed one thing fishy and Pino mentioned the Orange County Sheriff’s Office acquired concerned. It’s not recognized if the ladies will face expenses. Pino mentioned it’s not the primary time somebody has tried to buck the system to get a shot. He mentioned one other man who was not 65 confirmed up attempting to make use of his aged father’s ID.