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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

Uzbekistan visa-free access extended

The visa-free period for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders to the Republic of Uzbekistan has been extended from seven to 10 days with immediate effect.   Additionally, Hong Kong SAR passport holders may visit that country visa-free for a stay of up to 10 days upon arrival with an air ticket to third countries or a return air ticket.   Noting that Uzbekistan is along the Belt & Road, the Immigration Department said the visa-free arrangement will bring greater travel convenience to Hong Kong travellers after the epidemic and strengthen the tourism, cultural and economic ties between the two places.   As of today, 167 countries and territories have granted visa-free access or visa-on-arrival to Hong Kong SAR passport holders.   Click here for details.
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