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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

CE to attend bay area meeting

Chief Executive Carrie Lam will attend a meeting of the Leading Group for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in Guangzhou on April 22.   Mrs Lam will depart for Guangzhou this morning after concluding her activities in relation to the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 in Hainan. She will return to Hong Kong on April 23.   Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit, Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui and Commissioner for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Tommy Yuen will join the trip.   During Mrs Lam's absence, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung will be Acting Chief Executive.
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