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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

CE presents honours

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today presented honours and awards to 157 people during the 2021 Honours & Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House.   The ceremony is being held for three consecutive days.   Seven people received the Grand Bauhinia Medal from Mrs Lam, including Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and Executive Council members Chow Chung-kong and Regina Ip.   The other recipients are Bunny Chan who is exceptionally enthusiastic in youth affairs, prominent business leader Jonathan Choi and influential leader in the clansmen community Lo Man-tuen.   Eighteen people received the Gold Bauhinia Star, one received the Gold Medal for Bravery posthumously, 21 the Silver Bauhinia Star, four the Silver Medal for Bravery, 17 the Distinguished Service Medal for the disciplined services & the Independent Commission Against Corruption, 39 the Bronze Bauhinia Star, and four the Bronze Medal for Bravery.   Meanwhile, 46 were given the Meritorious Service Medal for the disciplined services & the ICAC.   The 2021 Honours List was issued on July 1 and November 15.
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