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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

83k people vaccinated

About 83,400 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sinovac vaccine since February 22, while about 300 people received their first dose of the Comirnaty vaccine today, the Government announced.   About 11,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   The overall percentage of people who booked and received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres is about 89%.   As of midnight, two people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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