On Thursday August 5, 2021, DMS launched its Vaccine Lottery Program to increase the vaccinated population of the Cayman Islands and support developing herd immunity against future coronavirus outbreaks.
DMS, a Caymanian-owned company, will sponsor a vaccine lottery to incentivize all residents to "get VAXXed" and enter to win a single cash prize drawing of CI$100,000.
There are two ways to win; 1.) Get “vaXXed” and 2.) “Refer a Friend.” Both newly and previously vaccinated persons by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) are eligible for entry in the lottery. To earn a “Refer a Friend” entry, the referrer must accompany the unvaccinated person to the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. “Refer a Friend” entries are unlimited, but only validated on the 2nd dose. The more you refer, the more chances to win.
In addition to the Grand Prize, spot cash prizes will be randomly awarded at COVID-19 vaccine clinics. A valid form of ID and HSA proof of vaccination must be presented to win spot prizes.
“Safely reopening the Cayman Islands is of paramount importance to our government. It is our collective duty to continue making Cayman one of the safest places in the world,” said Hon. Premier Wayne Panton. “We aim to become the highest vaccinated and safest population worldwide.” According to the CNN Health COVID-19 Global Vaccination Tracker, the Cayman Islands currently ranks fifth globally.
“It’s reassuring to see that our private sector continues to step up in such a major way that will help the Cayman Islands reach our vaccination target to safely open our borders and have Caymanians return to work,” said Minister for Tourism and Transport, Hon. Kenneth Bryan. “We are all in this together, so I encourage everyone to get vaccinated if they haven’t already, bring their family and friends, and get a chance to win $100,000.”
“At DMS, we understand the importance of achieving the vaccination target mandated by the Cayman Islands Government to keep our community protected. We are thrilled to offer our #Immunity4RCommunity initiative to motivate our people to get vaXXed,” says Adrienne Politowicz, spokesperson for DMS, “After 16 months of border closure and the imminent threat posed by the Delta variant, we want to inspire and mobilize our entire community to get Caymanians back to work.”