A new way to turn people on to vaccines?

Vaccines can save your life. But some people need an extra nudge to get vaccinated, like a free cup of coffee at Wimpy, wine, perfume or… a chance to win a vibrator? Capetonian Jolene Samuels runs three daily Facebook raffles for people with proof of vaccination. The draw has become enormously popular – and a little risqué. “This is a place to share information in a way that people can understand. The internet is littered with false information, and people don’t understand medical jargon and don’t want to sit through long press briefings,” she told TimesLive. Things got interesting when a chain of sex toy shops decided to donate vibrators for her next raffle, and it created QUITE the… um, buzz.  😂 Whatever it takes, right?

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 26 August 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.