Two Florida women who police say were 44 and 34 were caught after they dressed up as elderly women to get second doses of the coronavirus vaccine at the Orlando convention center.
They put on bonnets, gloves, and glasses to receive covid-19 vaccines, Dr. Raul Pino who is the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said.
Pino said both women had valid vaccine cards from their first dose. They were denied their second shot due to issues with their ID cards. Health officials did not know how the women managed to get their first vaccine shots and whether they also dressed up as grannies at that time.
“This is the hottest commodity that is out there right now,” Pino said. “We have to be very careful with the funds and the resources that we are provided.”
Due to delay in receiving enough vaccine, Florida is currently prioritizing adults 65 and older, long-term care facility residents and staff and healthcare workers with direct patient contact for the vaccine, according to CNN.
The state has been one of many to have shipments of vaccine doses delayed due to severe winter storms across the US.