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Bnei Brak to distribute cholent at Thursday night vaccine drive

The predominantly ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak is taking creative measures to encourage its residents to get vaccinated, including distributing steaming bowls of cholent on Thursday night in a late-night drive.

The city says its inoculation centers will remain open on Thursday night until midnight, with snacks and cholent, in a bid to drive up the numbers of vaccinations, according to Channel 12.

According to the Health Ministry, just 17% of Bnei Brak’s residents have received the first dose of the vaccine and 9% the second.  The city is among the worst-hit in the pandemic.

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