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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

18 virus cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 18 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Tai Hang and Wong Tai Sin.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Lai Kit Lau of Lai Tak Tsuen in Tai Hang and Chi Mei House of Choi Hung Estate in Wong Tai Sin.   Fourteen positive cases were found in Lai Kit Lau where around 932 people were tested.   At Chi Mei House, 1,100 people underwent testing. Four of them tested positive for the virus and two indeterminate cases were found.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases. 
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