More than 500,000 registrations for the vaccine lottery since Sunday | Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) recorded from Sunday morning to Monday 16:519 242 registrations for the competition, the objective of which is, he recalls, reward those who have been vaccinated since the start of the campaign and encourage people who have not yet done so to make an appointment for their first dose as soon as possible.

MSSS has no disaggregated data on the ages of people and their region or their vaccination status for the moment “,” text “:” The MSSS has no disaggregated data on the ages of people and their region or their vaccination status for the moment “}}”>the MSSS has no disaggregated data on people’s ages and region or vaccination status at this time, specifies the ministry in a press release.

According to data transmitted Monday by the office of the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, tens of thousands of people flocked to the platform as soon as it was put online on Sunday morning.

The marked interest in the competition was quick to make itself felt, as the website faltered at the start of the day. On this subject, the platforms, in high demand since Sunday, continue to adapt to the influx and improve their system, we assure the minister’s office.

Incentive

Gain to be vaccinated is intended as an incentive to attract part of the population who has not yet received their first dose of vaccine.

According to our information, the government of François Legault also sees it as a way of maintaining the vaccination campaign in the public space this summer.

Vaccinated people have until August 5 at midnight to register for the first draw. Note, however, that only one entry is sufficient for all draws.

Draws will be held weekly from August 1 to August 27. A prize of $ 150,000 is up for grabs for adults who have received a first dose of vaccine. A $ 1 million jackpot will be awarded on September 3 among those who have received two doses.

As of July 26, 83% of the Quebec population over the age of 12 received a first dose of vaccine against COVID-19. The vaccination coverage rate increases to 60% for the second dose.

With information from Alex Boissonneault

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