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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

Legal cloud service providers sought

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has invited local non-profit making non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to make submissions for the development and provision of Hong Kong Legal Cloud services.   As set out in the 2020 Policy Address, the DoJ is tasked to actively explore the development of the Hong Kong Legal Cloud to enhance the profession's capability to harness modern technology in the provision of legal and dispute resolution services.   The Hong Kong Legal Cloud is an advanced and user-friendly online facility situated in the city, with specific requirements on security, reliability, affordability, functionality and scalability, to provide safe, secure and affordable data storage services for the local legal and dispute resolution communities.   The DoJ will provide a Hong Kong Legal Cloud Fund of around $15.7 million for the development of the cloud by selected NGOs through a public-private partnership.   The actual subscription fees as incurred by eligible subscribers to the cloud will be disbursed from the fund to the listed service providers for up to three years to finance its costs for set up, initial operation and promotion of the cloud.   In order to be considered as a listed cloud service provider, interested NGOs should submit relevant information and documents including those demonstrating that its system could meet the requirements, and its ability to provide high quality services to the local legal and dispute resolution sectors on or before June 1 to the Inclusive Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Office, Department of Justice, 7/F, Main Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central.   Click here for details.
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