Washingtonians will be able to get a free beer alongside their coronavirus vaccine this week.
Washington Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserDC drops most mask restrictions for vaccinated adults Michelle Obama spotted dining out in DC Cuomo announces all vaccination sites in New York open to walk-in appointments MORE (D) announced Tuesday that individuals can get Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine and a beer from Solace Brewing Co., a Washington-area craft brewery, on Thursday.
Come get vaccinated and grab a beer, on us, to enjoy what looks to be a beautiful Thursday!
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) May 4, 2021
The giveaway will be held at The Reach, an expansion outside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Residents do not need to make an appointment to receive their vaccine.
— Victura Park at the REACH (@VicturaParkDC) May 4, 2021
Washington is not alone in offering residents over 21 a COVID-19 shot and a beer amid the ongoing pandemic; New Jersey’s Department of Health will buy residents a pint at participating breweries if they show proof that they have received their vaccine.
In Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont’s (D) administration is buying beers for residents at a group of restaurants that have signed up for the state’s #CTDrinksOnUs campaign.
States have also adopted nonalcoholic giveaways to encourage residents to get inoculated. In West Virginia, younger residents who get vaccinated could receive a $100 savings bond, while Maryland is offering a new $100 bonus for state employees who receive their jab.
The Hill has reached out to Bowser’s office for additional information.