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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

Applications for new niches to open

Applications for the new extendable public niches at Wo Hop Shek Columbarium in Fanling will be accepted from May 11 to June 10, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced today.        A total of 22,050 extendable niches, including 21,720 standard niches and 330 large niches at Block B, Wo Hop Shek Columbarium Phase VI will be open for application.        Applicants should only file one application form to apply for either a large or standard niche for the same deceased person.   Applicants have to fill in the particulars of at least three deceased people when applying for a large niche. For a standard niche, applicants must fill in at least one deceased person’s details.        Application forms can be downloaded from the department’s website or obtained from its Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Office, District Environmental Hygiene Offices, and the Home Affairs Department’s Home Affairs Enquiry Centres.   The completed application form together with copies of the required documents should be submitted within the application period by fax at 2333 1716, email, or in person to the Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Offices, or by post.   Applicants can also submit the application online.        Successful applicants will be notified by SMS, email or post of the serial number of the designated niche allocated.   Applicants can also check the results of their applications on the department’s website, the Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Offices, or the Public Niche Allocation Office.   Call 2841 9111 for enquiries.
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