New Jersey is turning to free beer to get more people vaccinated.
Any New Jersey resident who’s over 21 and gets their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in May can show their vaccination card at one of several breweries and get a pint on the house, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced Monday.
NEW: We’re launching our “Shot and a Beer” program to encourage eligible New Jerseyans ages 21+ to get vaccinated.
Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. pic.twitter.com/REiHTEa6mi
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 3, 2021
New Jersey has one of the higher vaccinations rates in the country, but, at this point, vaccine demand is slowing across the U.S., so the “Shot and a Beer” program is likely a creative attempt to appeal to any holdouts.