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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

674 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 674 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Kwai Chung, Tuen Mun, Tseung Kwan O, Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong and Aberdeen.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday for Fu Pong House and Fu Man House of Tai Wo Hau Estate in Kwai Chung where 710 and 790 people were tested in the two housing blocks, with 55 and 45 preliminary positive cases were identified.   In Tuen Mun at Block 4 of Po Tin Estate and Tip Sum House of Butterfly Estate, 800 and 1,080 people of the two blocks underwent a test and 61 and 131 preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.   Regarding Kin Ching House of Kin Ming Estate in Tseung Kwan O, 91 initially positive cases were found after testing 1,700 people.   At Kai Fai House of Choi Wan (II) Estate in Wong Tai Sin where 1,687 people took a virus test, 165 preliminary positive cases were detected.   Meanwhile, at Ping On House, Tai On House and Yee On House of Wo Lok Estate in Kwun Tong, 63 out of the 480 people tested received preliminary positive results.   In Ap Lei Chau Estate at Lei Fook House, 63 initially positive cases were found after testing 1,540 people.   There were 95 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.
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