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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

1 imported COVID-19 case found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional COVID-19 case involving a 43-year-old man who arrived from the UK.   The centre also announced that, taking into consideration the epidemiological information and genetic sequencing findings, it has amended the classification of a case involving a 27-year-old man, case number 11902, from a local case with unknown sources to epidemiologically linked with imported cases.   Another case involving a 24-year-old woman, case number 11918, which is epidemiologically linked to this case, will also be reclassified to the same category.   A total of 42 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including 40 imported cases and two import-related cases.   The centre also reminded people in relation to Wan Hang House of Wan Tau Tong Estate in Tai Po to undergo testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice on June 30.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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