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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

CE attends war victory tribute

Chief Executive John Lee and senior government officials today attended a ceremony at Hong Kong City Hall Memorial Garden to commemorate the victory of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression.   The event included the playing and singing of the National Anthem, flag raising, a Police Rifle Squad rifle volley, silence in mourning and bowing in tribute.   The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice chairman, representatives of Central People's Government organisations in Hong Kong, the Court of Final Appeal Chief Justice, former Chief Executives, members of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council were among those in attendance.   Representatives of veteran groups, Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress, Hong Kong members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Heung Yee Kuk and uniformed groups also attended the ceremony.
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