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R2 million Vaccine Lucky Draw and Vooma Voucher Increase

Everyone vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of the year will stand a chance of winning up
to R100,000 in a lucky draw managed by the DG Murray Trust, working with the National
Department of Health. Winners will receive prizes totalling R2 million in lucky draws to be conducted
in December and January.

The value of the Vooma Vaccination Voucher has also been increased to R200 from Monday, the
29th of November, given the heightened urgency to ensure that all people aged 50 and older are
vaccinated without delay. The offer of the grocery voucher, issued by SMS and redeemable at
Shoprite stores, is made to all people aged 50 and older who come for vaccination for the very first
time. To be fair, those people who have already received the R100 voucher will automatically
receive another R100.

“The new variant is a wake-up call for us all,” says Dr David Harrison, CEO of the DG Murray Trust.
“In the past month, the rate of first dose vaccinations for adults has plunged by nearly 50%. While
three-fifths of people over fifty are now vaccinated, there are still 4 million individuals in that age
group who are not.

We must do everything we can to prevent their families spending the festive
season in hospital or in mortuaries. But this crisis is not only about older people as thirteen million
people aged 18 -34 are still unvaccinated. They are driving the new wave. We have to make their
Covid vaccination mean more in their lives, and one way is to encourage them through incentives
such as airtime and lucky draws. We don’t know whether they will work, but we do know that we
must try.”

Anyone who has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, confirmed through the
Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) will automatically be entered into the lucky draw. This
includes all those already vaccinated as well as anybody who receives the jab before 31 December
2021. Between 3 December and 31 January, the winners will receive:
• One of five prizes of R100,000 (one hundred thousand Rand) each
• One of 50 prizes of R10,000 (ten thousand Rand) each
• One of 1,000 prizes of R1,000 (one thousand Rand) each.

The final lucky draw will be held on 25 January 2022 to allow for all paper records of people
vaccinated before the end of the year to be captured. Winners will be notified by telephone on the
number given at the time of registration for vaccination.
Both Vooma Vouchers and the lucky draw are facilitated by a private foundation, the DG Murray
Trust, which manages a number of donor-funded initiatives to support the implementation of the
Covid-19 vaccination programme.

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