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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

5 arrested under security law

Police National Security Department today conducted a search operation at a media company in Tseung Kwan O with a warrant and arrested five company directors who are suspected of contravening the National Security Law.   Police said the warrant was issued under Article 43(1) of the National Security Law and Schedule 1 of the Implementation Rules, covering the power of searching and seizure of journalistic materials.   The search operation aimed to gather evidence for a case of suspected contravention of the National Security Law, the force added.   The four men and one woman arrested, aged 47 to 63, are suspected of collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security, contravening Article 29 of the National Security Law. They are detained for investigation.   Police also conducted searches at the arrestees' residences.  
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