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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

Flag-raising marks 24th anniversary

Acting Chief Executive John Lee and senior government officials today attended a flag-raising ceremony today to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   The ceremony was held at Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.   The Police Band performed at the ceremony and two singers sang the national anthem, followed by a disciplined services fly-past and sea parade.   In view of the current public health risk, no public viewing area was set up for the ceremony.
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