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'shot and a beer'

New Jersey is offering free beer in exchange for getting vaccinated

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 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.