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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

No virus case in restricted area

The Government today completed the compulsory testing and enforcement operation in the Tai Po restricted area with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration at 7.10pm yesterday, requiring people in Block 10, Tai Po Centre, 8 On Pong Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. About 390 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, around 90 people were checked and one person was found to have breached the compulsory testing requirement.   Government staff also visited about 180 households, of which some 20 did not answer the door. They should contact the Government as soon as possible to arrange testing.   People who stayed in the building for more than two hours from June 7 to 27 must undergo testing by June 29 even if they were not at the building when the declaration took effect.  
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