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- New Jersey has launched a new initiative to encourage residents to get vaccinated.
- Residents who receive their first coronavirus vaccine in May and who are over the age of 21 are eligible for a free beer.
- The state has partnered with 13 local breweries for the initiative.
New Jersey is incentivizing residents to get vaccinated in a creative way: by offering those who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine in May a free beer, available at more than a dozen breweries in the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy (D) unveiled the program Monday during a press briefing. The state has partnered with 13 local breweries for the initiative, which aims to motivate residents 21 and older 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,” Murphy tweeted.
The initiative comes following Monday’s announcement that a majority of the state’s capacity restrictions for restaurants, theaters and other venues will be lifted on May 19.
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