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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

8 District Council seats vacant

The Government gazetted today that eight elected seats in the Central & Western, Eastern, Sai Kung and Sha Tin district councils are vacant.   The Central & Western District Council Chung Wan Constituency elected member Hui Chi-fung had been consecutively absent from all the council meetings since January 28 without getting the council's consent before the end of the disqualifying period.   In accordance with the District Councils Ordinance, Mr Hui was disqualified from holding office on May 29, and since then his office has became vacant.   Another seven constituency seats have also became vacant following the resignation of relevant elected members.
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