2 women in Florida caught dressed up as grannies trying to get covid vaccine

  • 27 Feb - 05 Mar, 2021
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Two women complete with disguises were caught "faking to be old" in an apparent attempt to qualify for the covid-19 vaccine, according to officials in Florida. The incident occurred at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The women had on bonnets, gloves and glasses. While authorities are unsure how the women got their first dose of the vaccine, they said they did have valid vaccination cards with them. Authorities said workers at the vaccination site were alerted when there were "some issues with their IDs and their driver's license." A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office tells PEOPLE the birthdates of the women – identified by authorities as Olga Monroy-Ramirez, 44, and Martha Vivian Monroy, 34 – did not match those they had used to register for the vaccines. The women's names did match the registration, the spokesperson says. Deputies on scene were asked by Department of Health personnel to issue trespass warnings against the women. No other law enforcement action was taken. According to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County's website, Florida residents who are 65 or older qualify for the covid-19 vaccine.