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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

HK reports 24 COVID-19 cases

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 24 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.   Ten are untraceable, and among the 14 linked cases, 10 are related to URSUS Fitness in Sai Ying Pun.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au said there was a small outbreak at the Harbour School in Ap Lei Chau. Two IT teachers have tested positive for COVID-19, while an art teacher has preliminarily tested positive.   “For this outbreak, the first case is a customer of URSUS Fitness. He had attended the fitness centre and was subsequently confirmed to be a case.   “The other two cases are colleagues of the index case in this school.   “The second case is also an IT teacher who shared the same classroom with the index case and they had very close contact.   “The third case is an art teacher who had contact with the second case inside the IT room for about 10 minutes, so we believe that the transmission is person-to-person, and it occurred inside the IT room.”   The centre has arranged for 35 students and six teaching assistants who used the IT room to be sent to quarantine centres.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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