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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

194 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 194 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong and Tin Shui Wai.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday for Chui King House of Choi Hung Estate and Kwai Tung House of Tung Tau (II) Estate in Wong Tai Sin. A total of 1,114 and 1,063 people were tested in the two housing blocks and 43 and 48 preliminary positive cases were identified.   At Tsui Mui House of Tsui Ping (North) Estate in Kwun Tong, 927 people were tested and 65 preliminary positive cases were detected.   For Yau Ning House of Tin Yau Court in Tin Shui Wai where 1,260 people underwent testing, 38 preliminarily tested positive for the virus.   There were also 37 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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