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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

16 virus cases in restricted area

The Government today announced that 16 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercise for the restricted area in Kwai Chung.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday to cover Shek Fu House of Shek Lei (II) Estate, where around 1,510 people were tested.   A total of 16 positive cases were detected.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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