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Women dressed as “grandmothers” to get vaccinated in Florida

Orange County health officials say two women, dressed as two older women, went to the vaccine distribution site to try to get the vaccine, and you can view body camera footage from the Orange County Police office in the video player above. Dr. Raul Pino, director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said the two women appeared Wednesday at the Orange County Convention Center, the vaccine site. Pino said the women wore bonnets and gloves. He also said the women had already received their first dose, so it seemed that their efforts were successful the first time. “So, yesterday, we realized that little girls were wearing grandmothers’ uniforms to be vaccinated for a second time. I don’t know how they escaped for the first time, but they came vaccinated. ”Benno said,“ Their hood, gloves, glasses, and maybe they were in their twenties. ”Officials say the women were In fact, they are 44 and 34. The county was running the site and making about 2,500 appointments a day to vaccinate people 65 and Benno said some rescue workers who were helping to screen and screen people coming to get vaccinations noticed something suspicious, and Pino said the Orange County Police Office had Involved, the women were not charged, but were cited for trespassing.Bino said they are looking into whether there is a loophole in their process that allows women to get the first shot, or if they get help from someone inside. Pino It’s not the first time someone has tried to beat the system to get a chance. He said that another man under 65 appeared trying to use his elderly father’s ID card, and Pino said they had strengthened security measures at the convention center, including humiliation. You can add more cameras, to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

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Orange County health officials say two women, dressed as two older women, went to the vaccine distribution site to try to get vaccinated.

You can see body camera footage from the Orange County Mayor’s office in the video player above.

Dr. Raul Pino, director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said the two women appeared Wednesday at the Orange County Convention Center, the vaccine site.

Pino said the women wore bonnets and gloves. He also said the women had already received their first dose, so it seemed that their efforts were successful the first time.

“So, yesterday, we realized that little girls were dressed in grandmothers’ uniforms to be vaccinated for a second time. I don’t know how they escaped for the first time, but they came vaccinated. ”Headwear, gloves, glasses, and maybe they were in their twenties, Pino said.

Officials say the two women were in fact 44 and 34 years old.

The county ran the site and was making about 2,500 appointments per day to vaccinate people 65 and over.

Benno said some rescue workers who were helping to screen and screen people coming to get vaccinations noticed something fishy, ​​and Pino said the Orange County Police Office was involved.

The women have not been charged, but have been cited as trespassing. Pino said they are looking into whether there is a flaw in their process that allows women to get their first shot, or if they get help from someone on the inside.

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It’s not the first time someone has tried to breach the system to get a bullet, Pino said. He said that another man under the age of 65 appeared trying to use his elderly father’s identity.

Pino said they have beefed up security at the convention center, including adding more cameras, to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

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