The Tel Aviv Municipal Council announced that it will motivate residents to receive the Corona vaccine by offering them meals at vaccination centers, after the success of a similar initiative in the neighboring city of Bnei Brak.
The city council said that residents of two of the “red” areas in the city, which suffer from high rates of infection with the virus and low turnout for vaccinations, can obtain food in exchange for receiving doses of the vaccine.
In Jaffa, where many Israeli Arabs live, traditional Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus and kunafa are provided, while residents of the Kiryat Shalom area can enjoy pizza and coffee.
Residents who show evidence of vaccination and a special card for Tel Aviv residents will be able to collect their gift.
This comes on the heels of an initiative from the “red” city of Bnei Brak, in which residents are offered “colint” soup, a type of soup that Jews usually eat on the Sabbath, in exchange for vaccination.