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An Aussie pub has joined the ranks of businesses and companies offering an incentive for people to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Vaccine incentives have been all the rage overseas and it's only just starting to seep into Australia to get the number of jabs up dramatically.
The Prince Alfred Hotel at Port Melbourne will be giving away free beer to those who can show proof they've received one of the two approved coronavirus vaccines: Pfizer or AstraZeneca.
Writing on social media, the pub: "Present your little blue card at the bar after your jab and we'll give you a pint, a wine, a rum and Coke...whatever you want."
The pub is conveniently located across the road from the Port Melbourne Town Hall vaccination centre.
The establishment's publican Tom Streater is hopeful they're one-week initiative will help contribute in some way to getting Aussies excited about getting the vaccine.
But, he's been honest about another reason behind the move.
He's told Sunrise: "Our motivation really is about keeping our doors open. The more vaccinations, the less COVID and the less COVID, the less lockdowns. Overwhelmingly, Melburnians and Australians see the benefit of getting vaccinated and keeping us all open."
The vaccine rollout has been disastrously slow across the country and Australia has fallen well behind other OECD countries.
Fingers have been pointed at everyone for not having a better vaccination rate, from regular citizens who are waiting for Pfizer to the Prime Minister who has been blamed for not securing more doses.
But The Prince Alfred Hotel isn't the only entity that has decided to offer something free to get people to see their GP or attend a mass vaccination hub.
Virgin Australia has announced an incentive scheme to encourage more vaccinations across the country. The airline's Covid-19 Vaccination Competition will have a major prize of one million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points, which certainly isn't something to scoff at.
A spokesperson for Virgin said last month: "What the latest lockdown in Melbourne has taught us, is the sooner we can all get vaccinated, the sooner we can get on with our lives, without the constant fear and uncertainty that come with lockdowns, restrictions and closed borders.
"For simply rolling-up your sleeve and getting a Covid-19 vaccination, you could walk away with a share in tens of thousands of dollars of Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer prizes or be the lucky one to become a Velocity Points millionaire."
Qantas has also announced a similar scheme with prizes including '1,000 [Qantas] points, flight vouchers, credits and 10 mega prizes'.
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