Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery now contains 40 travel-related prizes


Albertans who get totally vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine can have the possibility to win one among a number of travel-related prizes, as a part of the federal government’s Open for Summer season Lottery.

Earlier this week, Premier Jason Kenney introduced the small print of the lottery, which inspires eligible Albertans to get vaccinated. The premier introduced three separate $1-million prizes are up for grabs for individuals who select to get vaccinated. Kenney additionally stated extra incentives could be introduced at a later date.

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On Wednesday morning, the province despatched out a information launch stating an extra 40 travel-related prizes at the moment are out there as a part of the vaccine lottery. (Prize particulars under).

The holiday packages had been donated by WestJet and Air Canada, and embrace week-long stays in any respect inclusive resorts throughout Canada and overseas.

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The holiday packages will likely be included within the August lottery draw for individuals who obtain two doses of an accredited COVID-19 vaccine. The attracts are open to Albertans 18 and older who register on-line for the Open for Summer season Lottery.

“Alberta’s authorities is doing every thing it will probably to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated so we are able to put this pandemic behind us,” Kenney stated in a information launch.

“Whereas safety from COVID-19 is the best reward, now we have dreamt lengthy sufficient of getting again to actions we love,” Well being Minister Tyler Shandro stated. “That is the proper alternative to make a few of these journey desires a actuality whereas encouraging extra Albertans to get vaccinated.”


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WestJet vice chairman Andrew Gibbons stated a protected restart of journey is crucial to Canada’s financial restoration.

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“The quicker Canadians are vaccinated, the earlier we are able to restore jobs throughout our hard-hit journey and tourism sector,” Gibbons stated. “As Alberta’s profitable vaccination rollout continues, we sit up for stimulating restoration by as soon as once more reconnecting Canadians to their associates, household and family members from coast to coast.”

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Air Canada stated it’s happy to be a part of Alberta’s vaccination efforts.

“We sit up for welcoming Albertans on board Air Canada’s flights when returning to the actions that everyone misses, together with travelling to reunite with associates and households, taking a long-awaited seashore trip, exploring extra of what the world provides, and likewise bringing world guests to Alberta for enterprise and leisure,” stated David Rheault, managing director of presidency and neighborhood relations with Air Canada.

  • One WestJet Trip Bundle for 2 to Desires Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, together with round-trip economic system flights and a seven-night all-inclusive keep
  • One voucher for 2 individuals to fly spherical journey, enterprise class, wherever in WestJet’s community
  • 10 vouchers for 2 individuals to fly spherical journey, economic system class, wherever in Canada
  • Three giveaways of 1,500 WestJet {dollars}
  • 5 giveaways of WestJet Rewards Gold Standing

Air Canada prizes embrace:

  • One Air Canada Trip Bundle for 2 to Planet Hollywood Cancun, together with round-trip economic system flights and a seven-night all-inclusive keep
  • One voucher for 2 individuals to fly spherical journey, enterprise class, wherever in Air Canada’s community
  • 10 vouchers for 2 individuals to fly spherical journey, economic system class, wherever in Canada
  • Three giveaways of 100,000 Aeroplan bonus factors
  • 5 giveaways of Aeroplan 50K Standing

Albertans want solely register as soon as for the entire prize giveaways. They will achieve this on-line.

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The province stated individuals need to decide into the vaccine lottery to adjust to Alberta’s privateness laws.

For the journey prizes, the province stated Albertans must have acquired each vaccine doses earlier than registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 24. Winners will likely be introduced on Aug. 31.

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All Albertans 12 and older at the moment are eligible to obtain their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Second doses can be found to those that acquired their first dose in April or earlier. Alberta Well being stated Tuesday that extra particulars are anticipated to be introduced later this week on when those that acquired their first dose in Could can e-book appointments for second doses.

Particulars on how one can e-book a vaccine appointment can be found on-line.

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As of June 14, 69.4 per cent of Albertans 12 and older had acquired one dose of vaccine and 22 per cent had acquired two doses.

To be able to set off Stage 3 of Alberta’s “Open for Summer season” plan, which lifts almost all COVID-19 public well being restrictions, 70 per cent of eligible Albertans 12 and older should have at the very least one dose of vaccine.

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