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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

Countryside campaign launched

The Environmental Protection Department today announced that its Countryside Conservation Office launched the Back to Our Countryside campaign to encourage the public to explore Hong Kong's remote rural areas.   As one of the celebration activities for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the campaign includes a photo and video competition as well as online guided tours.   With the theme of Retaining the Past, the photo and video competition enables people to explore and showcase the unique natural aspects of Hong Kong's countryside through the lens so as to raise public awareness of rural conservation.   It comprises primary school and secondary school categories and an open category, and is open for entries until July 11.   Winning entries will be displayed in an exhibition named Future Captured to be held at the Central Market.   For the online guided tours themed Visible Now, participants can visit Lai Chi Wo, Sha Lo Tung, Sham Chung and Kuk Po online to learn about the time-honoured culture of Hong Kong's countryside areas and diverse natural ecology under the guidance of experienced tour professionals.   Members of the public may register online to join the tours starting today.
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