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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

1 COVID-19 death recorded

The Hospital Authority today said a COVID-19 patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 193.   A 73-year-old man who tested preliminary positive for COVID-19 was admitted to Tseung Kwan O Hospital on November 23 last year.   He was transferred to the Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU) of Queen Mary Hospital for isolation treatment on December 9.   His antibody test result for COVID-19 was positive after treatment and was released from isolation order by the Department of Health on January 28.    Due to respiratory failure, he continued to stay in the AICU and a general ward consecutively. His condition worsened and he succumbed last night.
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