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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

3 govt sites to be let

Three pieces of government land in the New Territories will be let by tender to eligible brownfield operators affected by the land resumption and clearance exercises before or within 2022 under relevant government development projects.   Announcing the tender today, the Lands Department said the three sites in Ping Che of North District and Tuen Mun will be let by way of short-term tenancy and the tender will close at noon on November 18.   The relevant projects include First Phase Development of Kwu Tung North/Fanling North New Development Areas, First Phase Development of Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area, Public Housing Developments at Kam Tin South, First Phase of Public Housing Development at Wang Chau, Public Housing Developments at Long Bin and Development of Lok Ma Chau Loop - Main Works Package 1.   Business operators affected by these development projects will be offered statutory compensation or ex-gratia allowances as an alternative, subject to fulfilment of relevant eligibility criteria.   The three pieces of land to be let are suitable for storage and workshop uses. Click here for details.
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