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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

Tung Chung land set for housing

The Lands Department will resume 294 private lots for the public housing development in Area 46, and other facilities and infrastructure works for the Tung Chung New Town Extension development.   The lots with a total area of about 4.94 hectares will be resumed and land occupied by a grave with an area of about 22.6 sq m will be acquired.   Notices for the land resumption and acquisition were posted today and the lots will revert to the Government on September 25.   The Government will liaise with the relevant land owners and affected households and business undertakings, and properly handle their compensation and rehousing matters.   The public housing development in Area 46 will provide about 1,550 units upon full completion, with the first batch of population intake expected in 2028.
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