Australians could be offered lottery tickets, prizes and gifts to get a Covid jab in an effort to speed up the nation's stalling vaccine rollout.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The man in charge of getting the rollout back on track, Lt General John Frewan, said he was in discussions with businesses about incentives that could increase those 'less immediately motivated' to get a vaccine.
'There's been good examples overseas, there's been lotteries … even just practical inducements like offering people Ubers, all of that stuff is on the table right now,' Lt Gen Frewan told The Daily Telegraph.
Overseas incentives such as cash, lottery tickets and free beer have been announced to encourage people to get a Covid vaccine (stock image)
Australians who get a Covid vaccine could be offered gifts under an incentive scheme to increase uptake (pictured: nurse John Maya administers a vaccine in Sydney on Thursday)
In the United States UCLA survey of 75,000 people showed one in three would be more likely to get a vaccine if a $100 gift was included.
The State of West Virginia did just that and offered $100 government bonds to those aged 16-35 who got a vaccine and even went one step further - announcing a $1.5million lottery for vaccinated locals.
Such schemes have become common in the US with other incentives including vaccination badges on dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble and tax incentives.
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