Two women from Florida made the headlines after dressing up as senior citizens, just so they could get the priority COVID vaccine.
Authorities confirmed how the women were caught in the unbelievable act, just as they attempted to get their second dose for the COVID-19 vaccine. They were dressed as ‘grannies’, confirmed officials, making them appear much older than their actual age.
The director for Florida’s Department of Health mentioned on Thursday how authorities are still not aware as to how they received their first dose and whether or not they were dressed up at that time too. He confirmed how the women made an attempt to fool officials by arriving dressed in gloves, glasses, as well as bonnets.
According to Orange County’s sheriff’s department, the women’s real ages were declared as 44 and 34. While media sources reached out to them for comments, they haven’t so successful to get a response yet.
News outlets mentioned how the women had valid vaccination cards with them, which confirmed how they received their first vaccination shot. However, when it came down to receiving their second shot, authorities boldly denied it. But how did they figure out their true ages was a question on so many people’s minds.
Well, their ID cards certainly had issues along the way, and that is what alerted officials immediately.
After investigating the matter, they found out that the women were lying all along about their real age.Ever since the incident took place in Florida, many centers have beefed up their security around such sensitive sites to avoid confrontations.
“This is one of the hottest commodities out there today,” the director added. And for that reason, relevant officials need to be very careful about who is getting the vaccine and whether or not the government’s resources are being prioritized efficiently.
Orange County’s sheriff’s department was called in by health officials after the rude awakening. They confirmed how they didn’t have any other details relating to the shocking and bizarre incident as investigations continue.