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Vaccinated Grenadians could win EC$10,000 in lottery game

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:09 AM


Grenada on Tuesday became the latest CARICOM country to launch a scheme aimed at getting their nationals to get vaccinated against the COVD-19 pandemic.

Health authorities in Grenada have launched “a game of chance” as part of their strategy to get more citizens to become inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is currently the only vaccine available on the island offering protection against the COVID-19.

“All persons who have been vaccinated will automatically be entered into a lottery draw and anyone who comes forward between now and the 27th will also be automatically entered into a lottery draw, which will be done on the 27th for EC$10,000 (one EC dollar = US$0.37 cents),” Health Minister Nickolas Steele told reporters following the weekly Cabinet meeting.

“So, each dose will be valid for a ticket,” he said, adding that the initiative is a partnership between the Grenada National Lotteries Authority and the COVID-19 committee