The program applies to residents of the state over the age of 21.
The authorities of the state of New Jersey offered residents a free glass of beer for vaccination against the new coronavirus. The Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, made the corresponding statement at a press conference broadcast on Twitter.
“Any New Jersey resident who receives the first dose of the vaccine during May and brings a document confirming this to one of the participating breweries will receive a free beer,” Murphy said. The program, designed to promote vaccination, applies to residents of the state over the age of 21.
New Jersey authorities expect to accelerate significantly the rate of vaccination. According to the governor, it is planned to increase the number of vaccinated residents of the state to 4.7 million by the end of June. More than 3.2 million of the more than 8.8 million people in New Jersey were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44.4% of the US population (over 147.5 million people) received at least one dose of the coronavirus drug. Approximately 31.8% (105.5 million people) were fully vaccinated.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 32.4 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic, and more than 577.4 thousand people have died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.