OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

New Jersey ‘Shot and a Beer’ program offers free beer to those who get Covid-19 vaccine

Innovative response

The state of New Jersey introduced a new program offering a free beer to those who get a Covid-19 vaccine during May 2021. The New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Twitter that the state was teaming up with over a dozen breweries for the “Shot and a Beer” project. “We’re launching our ‘Shot and a Beer’ program to encourage eligible New Jerseyans ages 21+ to get vaccinated,” Murphy said. “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.”

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

To increase the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Organisations/institutions involved

New Jersey State Government

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Issues being addressed:

  • Vaccinations