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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

Carrie Lam on leave

The Executive Council meeting today and the preceding media session have been cancelled as Chief Executive Carrie Lam is taking leave due to an elbow injury.   Mrs Lam fell at Government House last night and went to hospital by herself. She was diagnosed with a minor right elbow fracture.   On the doctor’s advice, Mrs Lam stayed in hospital for observation and will be on leave for the time being.       During her absence, Chief Secretary John Lee will be Acting Chief Executive.
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