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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

143 air purifiers meet specifications

A total of 143 air purifiers meet specified specifications for dine-in catering premises and the composite list was uploaded to the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department's webpage for reference by catering premises operators and ventilation works contractors, the Government announced today.   The working group on the requirement on air change or air purifiers in dine-in restaurants has completed perusal of the information on air purifiers received before the March 28 deadline.   Information on a number of individual forms was incomplete. The working group's secretariat has approached those submitters through emails and asked them to provide the missing information before 5pm on April 11.   The working group is also handling late submissions and will cease accepting late submissions from 5pm on April 11.   To comply with the requirements on air change or air purifiers in catering premises under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation, catering premises operators are required to register at the department's webpage on or before April 30 that the air change per hour at seating areas of their premises has reached six, or air purifiers that meet the specified specifications have been installed according to the on-the-ground situation, together with a certificate issued by a registered specialist contractor.   Catering premises completing the registration can, upon the department's confirmation, download a notice online for display at the premises' entrance.
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