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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

931 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 931 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Kwai Chung, Tuen Mun, Diamond Hil and Kwun Tong.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday for Tin Kuen House of Shun Tin Estate in Kwun Tong, where 1,470 people were tested and 361 preliminary positive cases were identified.   At Blocks 1 - 3 of Hoi Tak Gardens in Tuen Mun, 631 people underwent a virus test and 43 of them were preliminarily contracted with COVID-19.   At Oi Ming House and Oi Yung House of Yau Oi Estate, also in Tuen Mun, 1,715 and 770 people took the test, with 248 and 153 initial cases found.   As for Shek Lei (I) Estate in Kwai Chung, 960 people took a virus test, with 104 preliminary positive cases reported.   Meanwhile at Diamond Hill’s Regent on the Hill, 22 out of 563 people were found initially infected.   There were also 95 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.
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