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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

8 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating eight additional COVID-19 cases, of which five are imported while the other three are epidemiologically linked with local cases.   The three local cases include a 51-year-old man who stays at The Royal Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui, a 42-year-old man living at Whampoa Garden in Hung Hom and a 39-year-old man who resides at Ocean Pride in Tsuen Wan.   The imported cases are from Indonesia, Turkey, Japan and India.   A total of 146 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 35 local cases, of which 17 are from unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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