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Women pose as elderly to get COVID-19 shot

Two women who dressed up to make themselves appear as older adults to get coronavirus vaccinations have been turned away and issued trespass warnings in Florida.

The Orlando women disguised themselves on Wednesday with bonnets, gloves and glasses, Dr Raul Pino, state health officer in Orange County said.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michelle Guido told the Orlando Sentinel the women altered their birth years on their vaccination registrations to bypass the state system, which prioritises people age 65 and older.

It appeared the women had received the first shot but it was unclear where.

"Their names matched their registration but not their dates of birth," she told the newspaper.

Health Department officials asked deputies to issue trespass warnings, which means they could face arrest if they return to the convention centre for any reason.

Pino said the Health Department's investigation would try to determine where they were vaccinated earlier and how they managed to get an appointment.

© AP 2021