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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

Student office reports virus case

The Working Family & Student Financial Assistance Agency today reported that a Student Finance Office (SFO) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.   The clerical grade staff member works on 4/F, Trade & Industry Tower and does not have contact with the public in his daily work.   He last went to work on February 10. He wore a surgical mask while performing his duties and properly maintained social distancing.   The offices on 4/F have been closed this afternoon for thorough cleaning and disinfection.   The service counters on the same floor will suspend services up to February 19 and the SFO will contact those who have made appointments for counter services.   The agency has reminded staff to pay attention to personal hygiene and will continue to maintain close liaison with the Centre for Health Protection.
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