Two Florida women, complete with bonnets and “faking to be elderly” in an attempt to get their second dose COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The incident occurred at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said in a press conference on Thursday.
According to the Florida Department of Health, the two women had valid vaccine cards from their first dose of the vaccine but were denied their second dose while posing as elderly women.
Pino said workers at the vaccination site were alerted when they noticed “some issues with their IDs and their driver’s license.”
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the birthdates of the women, identified by authorities as Olga Monroy-Ramirez, 44, and Martha Vivian Monroy, 34, didn’t match the birthdates they had used to register for the vaccines.
Yes, they forgot which birthday’s they used the first time evidently.
The women’s names, however, matched the registration, authorities say.
Deputies on the scene were asked by Department of Health personnel to issue trespass warnings against the women, according to the sheriff’s office. No other law enforcement action was taken on the two women.