Fake ‘grannies’ got first COVID-19 vaccine by arriving at site with someone over 65, health officials say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The two women who dressed as “grannies,” trying to pass as elderly women to receive their second COVID-19 shot, got their first vaccine at the Orange County Convention Center by arriving in the car with someone over 65 years old, according to health officials.

The women, who were 34 and 44 years old respectively, slipped through and were able to get their first shot despite being under 65 years old, the Orange County Department of Health said.

The women made international headlines after their attempt was announced by Orange County health officials last week.

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The two women were dressed up as “grannies,” complete with bonnets and gloves, in an effort to pass as elderly women old enough to get their second COVID-19 vaccine at the Orange County Convention Center.

They were trespassed off the convention center property.

The two women had valid vaccine cards from their first shot, but were denied their second shot while posing as elderly women due to issues with their ID cards, Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino said.

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