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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

Dental centre reports virus case

The Department of Health today said a contract staff member working in its MacLehose Dental Centre in Wan Chai has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.   The staff member is a contract system analyst who last performed his duties on January 26. His body temperature was normal during screening at work.   He wore a surgical mask while performing his duties, did not have contact with the public and properly maintained social distancing.   The analyst was transferred to a quarantine centre on January 28 as his household contact was confirmed with COVID-19. He developed symptoms on January 30 and his preliminary test result was positive.   The department has arranged virus testing for all relevant staff and will arrange for them to work from home until their test results are available.   It will also arrange thorough cleaning and disinfection of the office floor concerned.
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