It was revealed that New Jersey was rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, and Governor Phil Murphy announced a new initiative to get more people to take the vaccine.

During a press conference, Murphy said, “We’re not going to be afraid to try new things.” On Twitter, Murphy said, “We’re launching our “Shot and a Beer” program to encourage eligible New Jerseyans ages 21+ 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.” The “Shot and a Beer” program from the New Jersey Department of Health was made in conjunction with the Brewer’s Guild of New Jersey. The program will be made available to New Jersey residents 21 and over, and the people who participate in the program will have to show their vaccine cards before getting their free beer at a participating location. As of now, 3.2 million residents in New Jersey have been fully vaccinated.