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Flu jab booking set

Community vaccination centres (CVCs) in various districts will offer free seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) to Hong Kong residents aged 50 or above when they are there for COVID-19 vaccination starting from October 6.   The Government announced today that eligible people can make reservations for receiving both COVID-19 vaccination and SIV through the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme booking system starting from 9am tomorrow.   They may also choose to receive the free SIV on site when they are receiving the COVID-19 jab starting from October 6.   Given that local seasonal influenza activity has been staying at low levels since February 2020, the overall immunity against influenza in the community is at present relatively low, the Government noted.   As the winter flu season is approaching, citizens are strongly urged to complete the recommended dosage of COVID-19 vaccines and the latest seasonal influenza vaccine as early as possible to obtain better protection in the event of

HK Guide 2021 goes on sale

The Hong Kong Guide 2021 edition went on sale today and its electronic version e-HongKongGuide can be downloaded for free from the Lands Department’s website.   The 432-page guide contains detailed maps with indexes of streets, places and villages, estates and buildings, schools, public services, leisure and cultural facilities as well as information on public transportation.   The electronic version can be read by desktop computers and applications on mobile devices in an offline mode.   People can use free online tools to read and search coordinates, track positions using a GPS device, search text and information, add personalised images and geographic information, and share them with friends.    All sales outlets and the online map shop of the Survey & Mapping Office, six post offices as well as designated local bookstores will carry the guide, which is priced at $93.   Call 2231 3187 for enquires.
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