Olga Monroy-Ramirez, 44, and Martha Vivian Monroy, 34 are the Florida women ‘Dressed Up as Grannies’ to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Dr. Raul Pino said that the women had come to the Orange County Convention Center vaccine site. The bodycam footage recorded shows that Olga Monroy-Ramirez, 44, and Martha Vivian Monroy, 34 were seen wearing bonnets and gloves and they were here for a second dose of vaccine.
Dr. Raul Pino said to the television station “So yesterday, we realized a couple of young ladies came dressed up as grannies to get vaccinated for the second time. I don’t know how they escaped for the first time, but they came vaccinated. The bonnets, the gloves, the glasses, and they were probably in their 20s.”
Later, the deputy said “Do you know what you have done?” the unidentified deputy said. “You’ve stolen a vaccine from someone who needs it more than you. And we’re not even sure if they’re going to press charges against you and take you to jail right now…. just for your selfishness of stealing a vaccine,” and another deputy said, “You’re lucky you’re not being arrested.”
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Guido said they had altered their years of birth on their vaccination registrations to bypass the state system which prioritizes people age 65 and older. This incident took on February 17th, and Florida is prioritizing adults 65 and older, long-term care facility residents and staff and healthcare workers with direct patient contact for the vaccine.