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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

1.1k cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 1,197 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Sham Shui Po, Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Tsing Yi.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday for Lai Kuk House of Lai Kok Estate in Sham Shui Po where 738 people were tested and 86 preliminary positive cases were identified.   At Tin Chu House of Shun Tin Estate in Kwun Tong, 276 out of the 1,280 people tested received a preliminary positive result.   For Fu Yuen House of Chuk Yuen (South) Estate in Wong Tai Sin, 227 initially positive COVID-19 cases were found after testing 1,500 people.   As for Sin Sam House of Lung Hang Estate in Sha Tin, 1,630 people were tested of which 294 preliminarily tested positive.   Regarding Tip Ling House of Butterfly Estate in Tuen Mun, 209 initially positive COVID-19 cases were found after testing 1,130 people.   Meanwhile, at Hang Chun House of Cheung Hang Estate in Tsing Yi, 105 out of 1,530 people initially tested positive for the virus.   There were also 120 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.
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