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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

743k vaccine doses given

About 743,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 543,100 people receiving their first dose and about 200,500 people getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 342,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 200,300 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 127,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 72,900 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 3,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 1,700 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 1,600 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 11,300 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 6,900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 4,400 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 10,300 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 18,400 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at eight CVCs is 94%, while that of the BioNTech vaccine at 21 CVCs is about 95%.   As of 8pm, about 2,700 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 9,600 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, 10 people were sent to hospital.
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