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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 identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional COVID-19 case involving an 18-year-old man who arrived from the Netherlands.   A total of 43 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including two import-related cases.   As Asiana Airlines flight OZ721 arriving from Seoul on July 6 had one passenger on board confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival test and another passenger that failed to comply with the requirement under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances & Travellers) Regulation, the Department of Health prohibited the landing of Asiana Airlines passenger flights from Seoul from July 10 to 23.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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