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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

Water taxi to set sail in July

The Transport Department announced today that the water taxi ferry service will operate on a trial basis from July 3, with a special departure on July 1 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   Service operator Fortune Ferry Company will launch a trial of the Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui East - Central (Circular) short-working route service with operation on Saturday nights from July 3 onwards.   There will be one departure at 7.20pm on Saturdays from Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier, with calling points at Tsim Sha Tsui Landing No. 1 on the waterfront beside the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui East and Central Pier No. 9.   Passengers can freely hop on and off at any calling point. The full journey time is approximately 70 minutes. They can enjoy the spectacular night scene of Victoria Harbour and the Symphony of Lights show during the journey.   To celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, there will be a special departure on July 1 from Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier at 7.20pm.   The adult full fare of the route is $48 while the fares for each section are $10 (Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui East) and $14 (Tsim Sha Tsui East - Central).   There will be a half-fare concession for children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
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