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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

HK records 4 imported virus cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional imported COVID-19 cases, three of which involve the L452R mutant strain while the remaining case's mutation test result is pending.   Among the patients, aged 38 to 79, two arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places while the other two were from medium-risk places.   Three of them tested positive during quarantine, including a patient who is a close contact of a previous imported case. The remaining one tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.   Meanwhile, specified people linked to Golden Glory Court, Phase 1, Golden Lion Garden in Sha Tin are reminded to undergo testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 62 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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