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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

13 COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 13 additional COVID-19 cases, of which two are locally transmitted.   The new cases involve four males and nine females aged between one and 75.   The two local infections are epidemiologically linked with local cases. One of them lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun where confirmed cases were detected recently.   The 11 imported cases arrived from Pakistan, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.   A total of 135 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 27 local ones, of which 10 have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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