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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

435k people get vaccinated

About 435,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 429,500 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 5,600 people getting their second dose.   About 8,500 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them about 6,200 received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs).   About 2,300 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 5,100 people received their second dose of Sinovac vaccine today, including about 4,900 people vaccinated at the CVCs and about 200 people through private doctors and clinics.   As of 8pm, about 4,400 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   No people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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