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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

7 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating seven additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 11,508.   The imported cases involve two men and five women aged between four and 48. Five of them arrived from India, while the other two are from the Philippines and Indonesia.   A total of 130 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 39 local ones, of which 11 have unknown infection sources.   Additionally, the Government has decided to extend the service period of the mobile specimen collection station at MCP Central in Tseung Kwan O to April 5 after reviewing the usage and public demand for the COVID-19 testing service.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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