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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

15 building plans approved in Aug

The Buildings Department approved 15 building plans in August - two on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and four in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, six were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, five were for commercial developments and four were for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 24 building projects which will provide 411,170 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 7,469 units, and 489,257 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use.   The department also issued 15 occupation permits - one on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and 10 in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 37,875 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 510 units, and 7,391 sq m for non-domestic use.
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