There’s a big amount of money up for grabs for those Aussies who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the campaign is called Million Dollar Vax and it’s making $4.1 million worth of prizes which includes $1000 gift cards and a grand prize of $1 million prize ready for the taking.
Craig Winkler co-founder of software firm MYOB and a part of the Million Dollar Vax Alliance made a statement on the initiative, reminding people that it’s not to “convince people to be vaccinated” against COVID.
“The faster we reach higher vaccination rates nationally, higher than 80 per cent, the sooner we all can safely resume our full range of community and business activity,” Winkler said.
“The purpose of the promotion is not to convince people to be vaccinated. That’s a decision you should make in consultation with a health professional.”
Victoria premier Dan Andrews is also reportedly backing the Million Dollar Vax, saying that, “It’s great… anything we can do to encourage people.”
“I’m not so fussed by what motivates you,” Andrews continued. “Whether it’s for your health, the health of the people that you love, to protect their health system… or to win $1 million. Just go and get vaccinated.”
As per Pedestrian.TV, the campaign has been inspired by a similar one in Ohio in the United States.
Million Dollar Vax kicks off next month on November 5th so if a jackpot tickles your fancy and you’re yet to get vaxxed, now’s the time.
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