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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

520k vaccine doses given

About 520,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 466,300 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 54,000 people getting their second dose.   About 151,300 people have received the BioNTech vaccine so far.   Around 5,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, some 3,300 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs) while about 1,900 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 10,000 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 3,700 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 6,300 through private doctors and clinics.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 94%.   As of 8pm, about 3,100 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   As of midnight, two people were sent to hospital.
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