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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

125 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 125 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Wong Tai Sin and Tai Po involving three buildings.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Ying Tung House of Tung Tau (II) Estate in Wong Tai Sin, as well as Kwong Ping and Kwong Yau houses of Kwong Fuk Estate in Tai Po.   At Ying Tung House, 335 people underwent testing and eight of them tested positive for the virus.   About 1,320 and 1,500 people at Kwong Ping and Kwong Yau houses were tested, where 65 and 52 positive cases were detected. There were also 19 indeterminate cases in each building.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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