Atlantis has moved to offering its staff the chance to win monetary prizes of up to $1,000 if they take any of the available vaccines between September 13 and October 1, according to a press statement from the resort.
The statement explained that the vaccines were made available to employees of the resort in the Imperial Ballroom on Monday.
Atlantis said the monetary prize will be given in a weekly drawing of the names of employees who are fully or partially vaccinated. Those drawings began last Friday.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide, Atlantis Paradise Island has launched a Vax for Cash incentive, encouraging all of its team members to be fully protected and vaccinated,” the statement said.
“The Vax for Cash incentive offers cash prizes for Atlantis team members who take the approved AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
“Through October 1st, eight Atlantis team members who are either partially or fully vaccinated can enter to win a cash prize of $1,000, $500, or $250 in random drawings held weekly on property.”
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Special Projects at Atlantis Vaughn Roberts said in the statement that while vaccination is a personal choice, the resort is following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which advocates vaccinations to stem the spread of COVID-19.
“Ideally, we would like all of our team members to be vaccinated,” Roberts said.
Atlantis’ Senior Vice President of Human Resources Karen Carey added: “We are hopeful that our team members who choose to vaccinate will do so, while at the same time secure the opportunity to win cash.
“For those team members that don’t win the raffle, they are winning for their health, and protecting their loved ones at home too.”
The first winner of the sweepstakes was David Francis, Director of Slots at Atlantis Casino, according to the statement.
Because of his win, Francis call his vaccination a “joyful jab”.