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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 reports 2 imported virus cases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases involving mutant strains.   The patients arrived from high-risk places. One of them tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport and the other during quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre.   The CHP reminded specified people in relation to Block 4 of New Jade Garden in Chai Wan and Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road in Happy Valley to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   In view of a preliminary positive imported case who had stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period, ten specified premises are included in the compulsory testing notice.   The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at the podium playground of New Jade Garden and set up a mobile specimen collection station at the open area next to Discovery Bay Fire Station tomorrow.   Such mobile stations will provide free testing service for residents and workers of the two places subject to compulsory testing.   A total of 32 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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