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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

CS under home quarantine

Chief Secretary John Lee and his family will undergo home quarantine for 14 days and undergo medical surveillance, which includes being tested on specified days within the period.   The domestic helper at Mr Lee's home submitted a deep throat saliva specimen for testing and the result was positive. According to guidelines of the Department of Health, the helper is now in home isolation and is pending admission to hospitals or isolation facilities.   In response to media enquiries, the Chief Secretary for Administration's Office today said that subsequent to the negative results indicated by the COVID-19 rapid tests conducted by Mr Lee and his family this morning, their deep throat saliva specimens submitted for tests also showed negative results.   The Chief Secretary for Administration's Office has also arranged thorough cleaning and disinfection for relevant locations, and arranged testing for other relevant staff in accordance with the advice of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health.   Mr Lee underwent COVID-19 testing before attending the thematic meeting in Shenzhen last weekend, and the result was negative. He attended the Executive Council meeting this morning and wore a surgical mask throughout the meeting.   Mr Lee will work from home during the quarantine period. He plans to attend the debate session on anti-epidemic work at the Legislative Council meeting tomorrow by videoconferencing.
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