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Australian Teens Awarded iPad and iPhone Prizes for Vaccination Campaign

Tasmania will offer Apple prizes in an effort to expedite vaccination of children aged 12-18 in the state.

The government is organizing a five-day vaccination blitz to boost vaccination rates from 20 November.

“If you are 12 to 18 years old and have received your first or second dose of vaccine by the 24th, you will be entered into a draw with a chance to win an iPad and iPhone or an Apple watch,” Prime Minister Peter Guthwein told reporters. November 19th.

“We’ve had a lot of talk about what we can do to improve vaccination rates,” he said.

“There will be 50 prizes, including prizes, especially for young people who will be vaccinated in the next five days in government clinics. Please take this opportunity. “

Currently, 50 percent of the 12 to 15 age group are fully vaccinated, with 68 percent receiving a single dose.

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Tasmanian Prime Minister Peter Guthwein provides media update in Hobart, Thursday, April 30, 2020 (AAP Image / Rob Blakers)

The state government is also pushing for an increase in overall vaccination rates to 90 percent after the opening of state borders on December 15.

“On December 16, I don’t want to be where I look back and say, ‘Gee, I wish we could do a little more,” Guthwein said.

The campaign follows similar new efforts to boost vaccination rates, including the Super Pfizer Weekend in Queensland and the Million Dollar Lottery campaign in which 25-year-old Joanne Zhu from Sydney won first prize.

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Tasmania must open its internal borders to fully vaccinated local travelers who will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers will have to apply for entry and, if approved, for quarantine.

Since the start of the pandemic, Australian jurisdictions have relied heavily on a tough strategy to suppress COVID-19 outbreaks.

For example, in August, the Australian Capital Territory, with a population of 430,000, was placed under seven days of isolation following a single positive case of COVID-19 Delta coronavirus.

This strategy proved to be politically popular, with four incumbent leaders in Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania scoring resounding electoral victories.

However, in the second half of 2021, the narrative changed due to the Delta option, and now governments have shifted the focus from using a suppression strategy to stimulating higher vaccination rates.

This has led governments to deploy “reopening plans” that include returning “freedoms” to Australians after they are fully vaccinated against the CCP virus.

Daniel Yu Teng

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