October 24, 2021

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There are a few hiccups to starting the vaccine lottery

There are a few hiccups to starting the vaccine lottery

(Montreal) There were some hiccups on Sunday when the “Win to Vaccine Fry” competition started. You must be patient before registering successfully on the Québec.ca site.




Quebecs who have been vaccinated against the first dose of COVID-19 can, in theory, register on Sunday for a draw organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) in partnership with Lotto-Quebec. Every Friday in August.

To qualify for the 000 150,000 prize or $ 10,000 scholarship, you must obtain at least your first dose and register online through the qubec.ca/vaccincovid site online and be the winning section of the vaccination competition.

However, accessing the site on Sunday morning was difficult. Two journalists from the Canadian Press failed to register on several occasions between 9:15 and 9:40 a.m., but the site indicated that the system was “under management” as the registration period had not yet expired. Open at 8 p.m. Finally, one of them was able to register at 9:48 p.m. Again, the first issue of his form received a response in “Management”.

Santa Quebec acknowledged the bundoggles on Twitter late this morning: “The site that needs to register for the competition is currently experiencing technical issues. Work is underway to resolve the situation as soon as possible. My thanks for your patience! ”

By the end of the afternoon, the problem was not resolved.

Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dubey and Finance, Finance and Innovation Minister Eric Girard announced on July 16 that they were creating the lottery.

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It offers to draw a million-dollar jackpot on fully vaccinated cubers by August 31, but it must be done quickly for at least four weeks between two doses. The draw for the 1 million jackpot will take place on September 3, with 16 scholarships and $ 20,000.

The government hopes to achieve the target of complete vaccination of 75% of the population aged 12 and over in each age group by August 31.

As of July 22, 72.9% of the Quebec population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, reaching 83.3% of those aged 12 and over.

According to data from the Institute National de Santa Public du Quebec, 59.8% of those aged 12 and over were given two appropriate vaccines.

Since the outbreak began, at least 376,530 Cubans have been infected with COVID-19 and 11,239 have died.

Note to readers: In a previous edition, La Presse Canadian incorrectly indicated that Quebecars could register for the lotto-vaccine by April 25th. In fact, it’s July 25th.