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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

Testing compliance check ends

The Government today said it has completed a joint enforcement operation on compulsory testing notice for four buildings in Central & Western District.   The notice covered Woodlands Court, Woodland Court and Woodlands Terrace at 1-4 Woodlands Terrace and Woodland House at 9A-9C Castle Road.   The enforcement action, which lasted from 7am to 10.30am, was conducted by the Central & Western District Office, the Home Affairs Department’s Office of the Licensing Authority, the Centre for Health Protection, Police and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   About 130 residents' test records were checked. Among them, 10 people were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.   Noting that the enforcement process may have caused inconvenience to residents, the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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