One lucky Australian will win $ 1 million for vaccinations by the end of the month with other big cash prizes.
The Million Dollar Vaccination, funded by 20 philanthropists and corporations, was launched to boost vaccination rates in the country.
Every Australian over 18 will have the opportunity to win a life-changing prize, while those who have already been fully vaccinated still have the right to win.
Vaccinated residents can also participate in a raffle of 100 $ 1,000 gift cards, which will be given out every day in October.
One lucky Australian could have won a huge million dollar cash prize for just rolling up his sleeve for an injection this month (pictured, a woman being vaccinated in Melbourne).
Craig Winkler, chairman of the Million Dollar Vax Alliance, said the purpose of the campaign was not to convince people to get hit, but to reward those who do it.
“The campaign is simply about rewarding people who decide to get vaccinated now, not waiting … and helping people who have thought about getting vaccinated but haven’t crossed that line yet,” he told the Herald Sun.
Australia will soon receive enough vaccines to vaccinate the entire population: nine million doses of Pfizer and three million doses of Moderna will be delivered to Australian shores in October.
Philanthropy Australia CEO Jack Heath said the campaign was modeled on the US Vax-A-Million campaign in Ohio, in which five vaccinated residents were awarded a $ 1 million prize.
The Million Dollar Vaccination Initiative, funded by 20 generous philanthropists and corporations, was launched in an effort to boost vaccination rates in the country (stock image)
Million Dollar Vax is donated by the Susan McKinnon Foundation, the Jasper Foundation and the P&S Bassat Foundation.
Those already vaccinated can claim victory provided both vaccines were given no later than six weeks after October 31st.
Eligible residents are eligible to enter the draw on the Million Dollar Vax website and the final $ 1 million prize will be drawn on November 5th.
As of Saturday, 79 percent of eligible Australians over 16 received their first dose of the Covid vaccine, and 55 percent received two doses.