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These two Florida women dressed up as ‘grannies’ to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Two Florida women decided to dress up as older women so they could get vaccine doses

A member of the Florida National Guard directs people waiting in line for the coronavirus vaccine at an outdoor vaccination site at Lakewood Ranch Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla.
A member of the Florida National Guard directs people waiting in line for the coronavirus vaccine at an outdoor vaccination site at Lakewood Ranch Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla.
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Two Florida women decided to dress up as “grannies” so they could snag a COVID-19 vaccine, according to WKMG-TV.

What happened

Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Florida, told WKMG-TV that two young women decided to dress up with “bonnets, the gloves, the glasses — the whole thing” in an attempt to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

  • Pino said workers at Orange County Convention Center noticed the women “looked funny.” So they decided to stop the women before they could get their vaccine.

Interestingly, Pino said the young women were coming for their second doses after they already secured a first dose, according to the New York Post. He said he was unsure how the women got their first doses.

  • “I don’t know how they escaped for the first time,” he said.
  • The women were 44 and 34 years old, per WWL-TV.
  • The women were eventually turned over to the police, per The Guardian.

Bigger picture

Florida — like Utah — is giving people 65 years old and older vaccine doses right now, along with health care workers, according to the New York Post.