Club hands out vouchers to encourage vaccination

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THE Rotary Club of Boroko has already handed out more than 1,300 meal vouchers since it recently began an initiative in Port Moresby to encourage people to get vaccinated.
The club allocated K150,000 to pay for a snack pack or lunch box from any Big Rooster outlet for every person who received the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination.
Club president Trevor Birney said the incentive programme began on Aug 23 and ends next Wednesday.
“Due to the urgent need to increase the level of the Covid-19 vaccination in our population and to overcome the vaccine hesitancy caused by misinformation in social media, we decided to offer incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated,” he said.
“The Rotary Club of Boroko invites other business donors in Papua New Guinea to follow this initiative and join similar programmes to encourage vaccinations so that our people will be safe and we can live normal lives without fear of the Covid-19.
“The Rotary Club of Boroko has partnered with many local sponsors and Rotary Clubs in Australia and New Zealand to support the Government and people of PNG in the fight against the Covid-19 through the supply of hospital beds, face masks and hand sanitisers, free of charge.
“We are all aware of the devastation caused by the unchecked spread of the Covid-19 in some communities around the world. The Covid 19 infections have caused the deaths of millions of people and many millions more have been become severely sick and hospitalised.”