WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Two women got caught faking their appearance to avail of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination.
- The two had on bonnets and glasses but their birth dates were different from the one on the registration.
- They were issued trespass warnings but no other law enforcement action is given.
Dr. Raul Pino of the Florida Department of Health in Orange Country said that they had no shortage of willing arms for the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, two women faked their way to avail of the second dose.
The women came in bonnets and glasses, passing themselves off to look like they are 65 years old or older.
The website of the Florida Department of Health in Orange Country states that people 65 years-old or older are qualified for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Workers at the vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando noted that there were “some issues with their IDs and their driver’s license.”
Their birthdates did not match with their registration data for the vaccines. The women were identified by authorities as Olga Monroy-Ramirez, 44, and Martha Vivian Monroy, 34.
The two did have valid vaccination cards on hand and their names matched with the registration but Dr. Pino is unsure how they got the first dose of the vaccine.
According to the sheriff’s office, the two “grannies” were issued trespass warnings by the Deputies on scene after Department of Health personnel advised them. Law enforcement did not take any other action against them.
Dr. Pino said of the COVID-19 vaccine, “This is the hottest commodity that is out there right now. We have to be very careful with the funds and the resources that we are provided.”
Security around vaccination sites have been increased.