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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

162k people vaccinated

Around 162,100 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 140,700 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 21,400 their first dose of the Comirnaty jab, the Government announced.   About 16,200 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 9,500 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 6,700 the Comirnaty one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 72%, while around 90% have received the Comirnaty jab at seven centres.   As of midnight, eight people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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