Virgin Australia is the latest big company to offer incentives for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Once all adults are eligible to receive the jab, the airline has announced it will hold a competition offering dozens of free Business Class flights and one million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points.
“With one-million Velocity Points, a member could fly around Australia seven times between each capital city or redeem the Points to take a once in a lifetime trip overseas when Australia’s international border reopens,” Virgin Australia said.
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It’s all part of the airline’s plan to encourage Australians to get vaccinated.
“For simply rolling-up your sleeve and getting a COVID-19 vaccination, you could walk away with a share in tens of thousands of dollars of Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer prizes or be the lucky one to become a Velocity Points millionaire,” a spokesperson for the airline said.
“What the latest lockdown in Melbourne and the evolving situation in Sydney has taught us, is the sooner we can all get vaccinated, the sooner we can get on with our lives, without the constant fear and uncertainty that come with lockdowns, restrictions and closed borders.
“Most importantly, the sooner all Australians are vaccinated, the sooner our most vulnerable members of society will be protected.”
It comes after Qantas last month announced its own competition in a bid to boost vaccination numbers, with 10 ‘mega prizes’ of a year of free flights up for grabs.