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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

John Lee’s health condition clarified

Secretary for Security John Lee did not experience any adverse reaction or discomfort after receiving his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Security Bureau said today.    In response to media enquiries on Mr Lee’s health condition, the bureau said he had been working as usual every day and not taken any leave.   It noted that Mr Lee earlier had surgery for plane warts on his neck with a private doctor and that skin redness was a transitional reaction after the surgery.   The reaction has nothing to do with the general follow-up consultation he had at Queen Elizabeth Hospital today, the bureau added.
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