Do you want to be a millionaire? Well, it’s as simple as obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine.
This is the prize to a very lucky Australian within the a newly launched campaign dubbed”Million Dollar Vax. “Million Dollar Vax campaign”.
The contest will award $4.1 millions worth of prize money, including the biggest prize being $1 million cash prize drawn on the 5th of November. The 3100 gift cards worth $1000 will also be drawn during October.
Initiated by philanthropists and corporate The campaign is designed to raise the rate of national vaccination at or above 80 percent as a crucial reopening goal under the national health plan.
However, Craig Winkler of the Million Dollar Vax Alliance affirms that the vaccine isn’t designed to persuade those who aren’t convinced by vaccines Australians to receive the vaccine.
“The promotion simply seeks to reward people who decide to be vaccinated now rather than waiting,” the official stated in a statement Sunday.
“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.”
Australia’s vaccination rates have skyrocketed in recent months as supply problems decreased, with 79.4 percent of those aged 16 and over getting at least one dose, and 56.5 per cent receiving a double dose.
The federal government has been contemplating incentives to help Australians to take the jab prior to lockdown-inducing outbreaks of highly contagious Delta variant that is found in NSW as well as Victoria.
Victorian Minister Daniel Andrews has endorsed the idea after the state announced an order for greater than one million authorized workers.
“It’s great. I’m not fussed on what motivates you, whether it is for your health or to help the people you love, to protect our health system and our nurses, or to win $1 million,” the man told reporters on Sunday.
“Just go get vaccinated. That is what I am asking because it is our way out of this.”
The idea is based on the Ohio “Vax-A-Million” initiative that was launched in the US.
Philanthropy Australia chief executive Jack Heath believes it can “save lives, ease the burden on healthcare workers, and benefit the wider community”.
All Australian adults can take part in the online competition in the event that they’ve received their first dose prior to the 31st of October.