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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

617 virus cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 617 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises involving three restricted areas in Kwun Tong and Tseung Kwan O.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Sau Wah and Sau Yee houses of Sau Mau Ping Estate in Kwun Tong and Block 5, On Ning Garden in Tseung Kwan O, where about 2,070, 2,030 and 910 people were tested.   A total of 259 preliminary positive cases were detected in Sau Wah House, 273 in Sau Yee House and 85 in Block 5, On Ning Garden.   There were also 83 indeterminate cases in the three buildings.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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