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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 to visit Wuhan

Chief Executive Carrie Lam will visit Wuhan in Hubei Province from November 28 to December 1   Mrs Lam will lead the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government delegation and depart for Wuhan through Shenzhen on November 28 to attend the High-Level Meeting & First Plenary of the Hong Kong-Hubei Co-operation Conference the following day.   Chief Secretary John Lee, Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit, Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui and Under Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Clement Woo will join the visit.   While in Wuhan, Mrs Lam will meet with leaders of Hubei Province and Wuhan as well as visit facilities and enterprises there.   Mrs Lam will return to Hong Kong through Shenzhen on December 1. During Mrs Lam and Mr Lee's absence, Financial Secretary Paul Chan will be the Acting Chief Executive.   Mr Lee will be the Acting Chief Executive from his arrival in Hong Kong on November 30 until Mrs Lam's return. The Executive Council will be in recess on November 30.
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