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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

15 COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 15 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   They involve seven males and eight females aged between eight and 78 who arrived from Nepal, India and Indonesia.   A total of 143 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 35 local cases, of which 15 have unknown infection sources.   The centre reminded the public that two service providers, HK PICK-UP and HelloToby Technology (HK), will provide door-to-door specimen collection services for virus testing during the Labour Day holiday on May 1. People undergoing compulsory home quarantine can make advance bookings to submit their deep throat saliva sample through the service.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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