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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

505k doses of vaccine given

About 505,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 309,700 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 44,000 people getting their second dose.   About 151,300 people have received the BioNTech vaccine so far.   Around 5,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, some 3,300 people received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs) while about 1,800 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 9,600 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 3, 900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 5,700 through private doctors and clinics.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 94%.   As of 8pm, about 2,900 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   As of midnight, three people were sent to hospitals.
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