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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

Sai Wan Ho testing exercise ends

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise for the Sai Wan Ho restricted area ended today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people at Tower 1, Grand Promenade to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 1am today, around 830 residents were tested.    In addition, Government staff visited about 435 households in the restricted area, of which 70 did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to a compulsory testing notice issued yesterday, people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from September 24 to October 15 must undergo testing by October 17 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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