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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

Testing compliance check done

The Government today completed a joint enforcement operation at Block 7 of Locwood Court, Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai, which was earlier included in a compulsory testing notice.   The enforcement action was conducted from 7am to 10am by the Innovation, Technology & Industry Bureau and its departments together with the Yuen Long Police District and the Department of Health.   Having checked 233 people’s test records, three were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice and were issued with a compulsory testing order.   A fixed penalty notice of $10,000 was also issued to two of them.
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