$4.1 million up for grabs in drive to lift vaccination rates

Following on from the success of the Vax-a-Million lotteries in the US, a group of philanthropists and corporations has put together a $4.1 million prize pool to push national vaccination rates above 80 per cent.

The Million Dollar Vax competition gives participants the chance to win weekly $1000 prizes and a $1 million cash jackpot. You just need to get both jabs before mid-December and enter the competition.

Craig Winkler, co-founder of software firm MYOB and part of the Million Dollar Vax Alliance, told Nine the free lottery aimed to “reward people who decide to be vaccinated now rather than waiting”.

“The aim is to accelerate Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program in a safe way throughout the month of October,” he said.

“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.

“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.”

Philanthropy Australia chief executive Jack Heath said the campaign was a “collaborative, targeted intervention that will save lives, ease the burden on healthcare workers, and benefit the wider community”.

Australians aged 18 and over are eligible, including those who are already fully vaccinated. You will need to supply personal details including name, date of birth, phone number and email address. The winners must be fully vaccinated by six weeks after October 31. You can enter here.

Is this what Australia needed a few months back? Will it do the trick in encouraging the 'hesitants' to get jabbed?


I needed no incentive, just seeing the pictures of the dead and dying was enough for me. However, if money and gifts will do the trick for some, then by all means, throw it at them. 

It shouldn't be needed but if it works then it will be worthwhile. I get really annoyed at the antics of some anti-vaxxers who are deliberately interfering with and abusing those whose choice to be vaccinated. 

Yes I agree with you Tom Tank.

I really wish the government would send all anti vaxxers to an island off shore. Get rid of them please!!!

We needed no incentive other than keeping us healthy. Perhaps an incentive would not be needed if the media stopped sensationalising any negative, no matter how trivial, and making that negative the whole story. A high number of anti-vaxxers will cave in if they are excluded from mainstream activities as shown by the sudden change of mind of anti-vaxxers when the federal government stopped paying childcare subsidies until vaccination in children was carried out.

I do wonder whether the really aggressive anti-vaxxers are what they claim top be or are part of the extreme right wing neo-nazis who are just out to cause divisions in Australia?

no doubt there are some right wing neo-nazis involved but there is also more than a fair share of left wing extremists joining them in the rabble rousing. Strange bedfellows in these covid times.

They must be getting desperate now....



Steven Hassan, a licensed mental health professional and one of the leading experts on cults, compares how the tactics used by cults to attract followers overlap with the anti-vax moment. Hassan is a former member of the Moonie cult and left the group 45 years ago. 

Source: CNN

Anti-vaxxers trying to disrupt Australian roll out by making fake vaccine bookings


I didn't need any incentive either to get my jabs.  I've still got a lot of things to do, so I want to keep going as long as I am able.  The anti-vax garbage are not taking me to the cemetery with them.

I've signed up for the lottery.  A million bucks will free me from having to constantly worry about what arcane rules the Libs and Centrelink will dream up next.


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