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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

Immigration reports initial virus case

The Immigration Department today said a visitor to Immigration Tower has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19.   The department was notified of the case by the Centre for Health Protection this evening.   The visitor concerned was at the department’s Extension Section on 5/F for less than 15 minutes yesterday to deal with extension of stay formalities.   Thorough cleansing and disinfection of the concerned area has been carried out.   The department said it has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including body temperature checks and providing alcohol-based handrub to all people entering the building.   It will maintain close liaison with the centre.
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