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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

2 imported COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases, both of which are imported.   The cases involve two women aged 39 and 44 who arrived from Indonesia.   A total of 129 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 21 local cases of which nine had unknown sources of infection.   In view of the surge in testing demand from Tung Chung residents within a short period of time, the Home Affairs Department today set up a small-scale temporary mobile specimen collection station at Tat Tung Road Garden in Tung Chung which will operate until 8pm. A quota of 540 will be provided on a first come, first served basis.   As Turkish Airlines flight TK083 from Istanbul, Turkey arrived on April 27 with three passengers on board confirmed with COVID-19, the Department of Health invoked the Prevention & Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances & Travellers) Regulation to prohibit the landing of Turkish Airlines passenger flights from Istanbul from May 3 to 16.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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