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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

330K receive COVID-19 jab

Around 330,600 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with about 224,600 receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 106,000 their first dose of the BioNTech jab, the Government announced.   About 26,300 people received their first vaccine dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them, around 11,300 received the Sinovac vaccine and about 15,000 the BioNTech one.   The overall percentage of people who have received the Sinovac vaccine at eight community vaccination centres is about 86%, while around 95% have received the BioNTech jab at 19 centres.   As of midnight, 12 people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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