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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

KS Wong joins green webinar

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong today discussed with more than 170 entrepreneurs and business executives from different European countries the prospects for European technology in contributing to a carbon-neutral Hong Kong.   During the webinar discussion, Mr Wong said Hong Kong has been exploring various solutions to combat climate change, noting that European technology has been playing a key role in establishing state-of-the-art waste-to-energy/resources facilities in the city.   He also appealed to European enterprises to grasp the many business opportunities arising from Hong Kong's progressive targets set on carbon neutrality.   The webinar was organised by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Offices in Brussels and in Berlin, with support from 10 organisations and Belgium-Hong Kong Society Chairman Alexander De Beir as the moderator.
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