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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

Ling Ao power plant sound

An operational event at Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station on March 31 did not affect the plant's safe operation, the Security Bureau said today.   The case, reported on the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations & Management Company's website, involved a relay in the backup diesel generator of the station's Unit 1.   During a regular test, station staff found a dysfunctional relay and immediately replaced it according to the procedures. Its function has returned to normal after replacement.   Relevant statistics suggested that the dysfunction time of the relay had exceeded the operational and technical requirements.   The bureau said the event was classified as a Level 0 deviation in accordance with the International Nuclear & Radiological Event Scale and relevant nuclear safety regulations, adding that it did not affect the unit's safe operation, workers' health, nearby public or the environment.
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