Chinachem Group’s COVID-19 vaccination lucky draw has started registration, featuring year-round dinner buffet offers, family movie passes, staycation packages and shopping vouchers.
The drive to encourage people to get inoculated valued at HK$21,600,000. A total of 3,650 prizes will be given out, including 50 prizes of year-round buffet offers at Nina Hotels, 100 prizes of year-round movie passes for family of four and 500 prizes of one night staycation package worth HK$3,000 in a Nina Hotel suite.
All Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Hong Kong on or before August 31 are eligible. The lucky draw will be held on September 8.
Registration will remain open till noon of September 1 at luckydraw.chinachemgroup.com or through 10 designated help desks.
'50% vaccinated by September'
Hong Kong reported three new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all of which were imported, bringing the city’s tally of confirmed infections to 11,942.
In a statement, the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases involved three males, aged 15, 19 and 20, who traveled from the United Kingdom and showed symptoms of the virus.
As of Sunday, more than 3.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Hong Kong. Some 34.8 percent of the city’s population have received the first dose and 23.4 percent have been fully vaccinated with two doses.
Hong Kong has witnessed a upward swing in the number of vaccination bookings in recent days, with more than 60,000 residents got inoculated on Saturday, said Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee in a radio show on Sunday.
“Obviously, if this momentum is being kept until September, there is a possibility we can achieve 50 percent (of HK’s population being vaccinated by August). But of course, we have to be very cautious, because as I have said, the momentum has to be kept,” Chan said.
“If there are less people who embark on vaccination, we may not be able to achieve, so we have to continue our promotion efforts. Of course, 50 percent is not enough, if we are talking about building herd immunity. Many of our experts actually said it has to be at least 70 percent,” she added.
The 7-day moving average of daily doses administered in 57,182 as of Monday. The figure has sunk to below 15,000 in late March and hovered around 25,000 in late May. The vaccination lucky draw of a HK$10.8 million luxury flat gave the city’s vaccination drive a shot in the arm on May 28, seeing the figure surging to more than 37,000.
The move has inspired a spate of vaccination incentives from the private sector. The following is some of the popular ones:
Sun Hung Kai Properties Day Day Lucky Draw
62 Top Prizes: iPhone 12 units
Henderson Development Early Vaccination Incentive Scheme
20 Top Prizes: 60 taels of 999 gold worth over HK$1 million
Sino Group's Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and Chinese Estates Holdings’s Vaccination COVID-19 Lucy Draw
The Top Prize: New one-bedroom residential apartment at Grand Central, valued at HK$10.8 million