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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

No COVID-19 cases in restricted area

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the Happy Valley restricted area finished today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people at Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 11pm, around 130 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement action, about 20 people's test records were checked and all of them have undergone mandatory testing.   The Government also assigned staff to visit around 50 households, of which five did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice issued yesterday, people who had been at the premises for more than two hours from October 29 to November 19 must undergo compulsory testing by November 21 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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