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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

Hate speech not accepted: CE

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)   Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today she does not condone remarks which will unnecessarily divide society or incite hatred, adding Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 will be aided in hiring government venues.   Ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning, Mrs Lam said the Government understands the event’s purpose is to promote inclusiveness and diversity.   Mrs Lam said: “We have no problem with that sort of spirit and purpose of the games.   “As usual, we will provide the needed help in terms of the hire of government venues in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.”   She noted Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui had made this point clear at the Legislative Council.   Mrs Lam also told reporters it was much regretted that individual lawmakers had become emotional in expressing views.   “I certainly, personally and as a Chief Executive, do not condone that sort of remarks by individuals which will unnecessarily divide society and even raise hatred among certain sectors in the community,” she said.  
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