'This is Our Shot' campaign offers rewards to get vaccinated
The Sault's Chamber of Commerce is joining business communities across the nation in promoting a new campaign incentivizing vaccinations.
Called the "This is Our Shot" campaign, the promotion offers over 3,000 prizes, valued at over $550,000, for those who are vaccinated or are seeking to get vaccinated.
"It always isn't easy for people and they need access to information and education to make that decision," said Rory Ring, Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce CEO.
"They also sometimes need that catalyst that will help them make that decision, if they're on the fence."
Ring said the campaign aims to tackle vaccine hesitancy throughout the country, by offering education and rewards.
"If you take a look at the popularity of gamification and the popularity of sweepstakes and all of that, some people just need that extra push," he added.
Prizes range from sporting tickets, to airline rewards, and gift cards.
Those looking to enter the contest must be vaccinated by Sept. 9.