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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 triumphs at national games

Hong Kong athletes won two more gold medals and one bronze at the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the Eighth National Special Olympic Games today.   Lee Ming-yip and Tong Chi-ming of the table tennis team secured a gold medal in the Men's Doubles TT7 race, while swimmer Cheong Sui-kei scored another gold in the Women's S14 400m Freestyle event.   The Men's SB13 100m Breaststroke bronze went to Lip Kin-kwan.   Extending his heartfelt congratulations to the medal winners, Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui expressed hope that Hong Kong athletes would continue to perform at their best.   He said: “Hong Kong athletes excelled in the competitions and their achievements fully demonstrate that their hard training has paid off.”   Twenty-three athletes from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region delegation are competing in the athletics, swimming and table tennis events.   They have performed brilliantly, earning eight gold, one silver and five bronze medals so far.
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