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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

HK yearbook goes on sale

The Government's latest yearbook Hong Kong 2021 went on sale today, while an online version is available for free.   The publication provides extensive accounts of government policies and activities as well as life and developments in the city.   The yearbook's cover features Hong Kong's medal winners at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The athletes' excellence during the year is also illustrated in a photo section titled Sporting Heroes.   The book’s 22 chapters cover Hong Kong's constitution, legal system, economy, health, innovation and technology, transport, environment, sport, culture and the arts, among other topics. It also contains more than 90 pictures that feature different facets of the city.   The price of Hong Kong 2021 is $340. Order the yearbook at the Government Bookstore or the Information Services Department website.
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