New Jersey offering free beer for COVID-19 vaccine recipients

May 04, 2021 at 09:53

Phil Murphy announced a new program Monday designed to incentivize state residents to get vaccinated by offering them free beer.
"We’re not going to be afraid to try new things," Murphy said as he unveiled the program, dubbed "Shot and a Beer," at a press briefing.
FDA EXPECTED TO OK PFIZER VACCINE FOR TEENS WITHIN WEEKThirteen New Jersey-based breweries are participating in the program that's only available to residents in the state ages 21 years and older, Murphy noted.
Any resident who received their first jab before the beginning of May is not eligible to participate.
"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," Murphy wrote on Twitter.
The program was part of Murphy's plan to increase vaccination numbers, so the state can reach its goal of 4.7 million vaccinated residents by the end of June, reports said.
As of Monday, about 3.2 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to the latest numbers from the New Jersey Health Department.
The Garden State isn't alone in providing an out-of-the-box solution to incentivize residents to get vaccinated.
NBC MEDICAL ANALYST CLAIMS BUSINESSES CAN'T FULLY REOPEN WITHOUT 'VACCINE VERIFICATION'Connecticut is also offering free booze through its "Drinks On Us" campaign.
Ned Lamont announced last month that residents who get vaccinated and show their vaccination card will get a free drink between May 19 to May 31 at participating restaurants across Connecticut.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"This is the place to be and drinks are on us.
"We want to do everything we can to encourage you to get vaccinated."