Mexican talk show host makes weekend trip to Florida for Covid vaccine tourism

From The Blaze:

Juan Jose Origel — who, as the New York Post reported, is known for hosting Mexican daytime shows “Ventaneando” (“Looking Out the Window”), “Hoy” (“Today”) and “La Oreja” (“The Ear”) — has become a hot topic in the Sunshine State after he revealed on social media over the weekend that he had trekked north to get the shot.

Origel posted a photo of himself Saturday getting a shot in his right arm while sitting in his car at what was apparently a drive-through vaccine location.

The Texas-based, Spanish-language newspaper Al Dia Dallas reported (according to a Google Translate version of the article) that Origel flew to the U.S. over the weekend to get his shot at a vaccination event in Miami.

The host celebrated getting vaccinated in the U.S. and lamented that his own country could not get its vaccination act together.

“Already vaccinated!! Thanks #usa what a shame my country couldn’t grant me that security!!!” Origel tweeted in Spanish, according to a translation provided by the Post.


Rick DeSantis (Florida’s governor) has said people who live in Florida, including part-time residents, are free to get the vaccine, but this kind of vaccine tourism is frowned upon. The Florida Department of Health is promising an investigation.