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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

615k vaccine doses administered

About 615,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 502,500 people receiving their first dose and about 113,000 people getting their second dose.   Among those receiving the first dose of vaccines, about 333,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 169,400 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 89,300 people have received the Sinovac vaccine while about 23,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 2,700 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,300 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 400 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 6,200 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 4,900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,300 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 12,800 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 16,500 received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs and that of the BioNTech vaccine are both about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 2,500 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 11,600 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.   As of midnight, five people were sent to hospital.
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