It’s not a traditional boiler maker, but New Jersey promises free beer to those who go out and try an injection – a type of vaccine.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that residents over the age of 21 who receive the first dose of Covid-19 in May and take a vaccination card to the participating brewery will receive free beer.
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In a Twitter message, Murphy highlighted 13 breweries participating across the state.
The announcement reflects a scheme to head to Connecticut, which is part of three states along with New York and New Jersey. Governor Ned Lamont said late last month that from May 19, fully vaccinated Connecticuters will be eligible for free drinks at participating restaurants (food purchases will be required).
New Jersey has joined a growing list of states, cities, and businesses offering or considering incentives in an effort to stop the vaccination rate from slipping and pushing the population toward herd immunity.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice recently proposed a program that would offer savings of $ 100 to every resident of the state between the ages of 16 and 35 who receives his Covid-19 vaccine. However, he admitted on Monday, civil servants had difficulty trying to establish the scheme and may not go further as previously planned.
Detroit offers prepaid debit cards in the amount of $ 50 to any pre-registered individual who forces another resident to get his or her kick at selected vaccination sites.
Some companies have also agreed to offer incentives to customers as well as their employees. Krispy Kreme has offered a free donut a day until the end of 2021 to anyone who has evidence of vaccination against Covid-19.
Employers, including McDonald’s, Target, AT&T and Kroger, are among those who have offered workers who receive doses of the vaccine vacations, extra money or in-store credit.