THE MINISTRY OF Health, Wellness and the Environment has partnered with local businesses, Quick Cash and Mariners Hotel in the continued effort to fight against the Covid-19 virus with a vaccination campaign. This campaign involves vaccinated individuals being eligible for a draw where they can win prize money. On Monday August 30, Health Promotions Officer, Shanika John announced that this move builds on previous collaborations with the private sector and the work which the ministry has been doing for the past year.
According to release from the Agency for Public Information John said that the ministry is grateful for the partnership with the private sector and looks forward to continued support.
Expressing delight in being a part of this venture, Rickeisha Marshall, representative for Quick Cash and the Mariners Hotel said that based on research, young adults pose more risk of spreading Covid-19 to their immediate household but may not be severely impacted.
Marshall revealed that to be eligible to be part of this promotion persons must be 12 to 19 years old and must have received the two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. From Sept 10-21, one person will be randomly selected to win cash prize of $500 weekly. The draw will be held every Friday. The Quick Cash and Mariners Hotel representative further stated that all participants will then be entered into the grand prize draw for a chance to win $2000 and a day pass for two at Mariners Hotel. This draw will be held on December 10, 2021.
The Ministry of Health is currently offering the Pfizer vaccine for persons between the ages of 12 – 18 years old. Parents, guardians, teachers and educators are being encouraged to obtain adequate information relating to the vaccine.