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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

SFC executives named

Financial Secretary Paul Chan, under the authority delegated by the Chief Executive, has appointed Michael Wong and re-appointed Nicky Lo and Clement Chan as Non-Executive Directors of the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC).   The two-year terms of Mr Wong, Mr Lo and Mr Chan will begin on April 1, April 24 and May 26.   The finance chief said: “Mr Wong has had a long record of public service and possesses vast experience in the business sector. I am confident that he will provide valuable contributions to the work of the SFC.   “Mr Lo and Mr Chan have offered constructive advice on the performance of functions and good corporate governance of the SFC during their tenure. I look forward to their continued support for the work of the SFC.”   The SFC is chaired by Tim Lui and its other serving Non-Executive Directors are Agnes Chan, Edward Cheng, Victor Dawes, Lester Huang and James Lin.
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