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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

17 building plans approved in Sept

The Buildings Department approved 17 building plans in September - six on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and 10 in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, nine were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, one was for commercial development, five were for factory and industrial developments and two were for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 12 building projects which will provide 180,439 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 3,129 units, and 23,933 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use.   The department also issued 24 occupation permits - six on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 28,016 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 603 units, and 41,871 sq m for non-domestic use.
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