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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

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients have passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 201.   One of them, a 69-year-old man with chronic diseases, was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s accident and emergency department on January 17 due to a cough and sore throat.   He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment. He was transferred to the intensive care unit as his condition deteriorated and he died this morning.   Another patient, an 83-year-old woman also with chronic diseases, went to the same accident and emergency department on January 22 due to a fever and shortness of breath.   She was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she passed away this morning.
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