Two women “in their 20s dressed as grandmothers” tried to get vaccinated with the second dose against coronavirus (COVID-19), but the age was detected after the review of their identity cards at a vaccination post in Florida, U.S.
Both arrived with hats, gloves and glasses at the vaccination post at the Orange County Convention Center, in central Florida, a state where the priority is those over 65 years of age.
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The case was reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida, which noted that the women were under 65.
The women, however, carried a valid card for the first dose of the vaccine, Raúl Pino, an Orange County health official, told a news conference.
“I don’t know how they did it the first time, but they came with gloves, glasses, everything, and they are probably 20 years old.”said Pino.
The official stressed that the number of people trying to fake their identities is probably higher than is believed.
The number of people vaccinated in Florida with a population of more than 21 million inhabitants, it is 2.43 million. Of these, 1.13 million have received the two doses required by the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna laboratories.
In addition to those over 65, for now only people who reside in geriatric centers and those who care for them and health personnel on the front line of the fight against covid-19 can be vaccinated.
The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, said on Thursday that 42% of those over 65 years of age residing in the state have already received the vaccine against covid-19 and announced an increase in the number of doses that arrive weekly.
Since March 1, 2020, more than 1.8 million people have been infected in Florida and 29,990 have died from the new coronavirus, which places the state in third place for number of cases, and fourth for deaths, in the Johns Hopkins University tables, led in both cases by California.
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