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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

National Games a boon to HK

The hosting of a major sports event like the National Games in Hong Kong will be conducive to sports promotion for the city, Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui said today.   Mr Tsui was responding to reporters’ questions concerning the State Council’s agreement for Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau to host the 15th National Games in 2025.   He said: “A major sports event in Hong Kong will benefit our promotion of sports, sports for all, elite sports and mega events. We are also exploring the potential with the development and opportunities in the Greater Bay Area, and any enhancement or further development in the professional areas related to sports as well as sports-related events.”   The home affairs chief also said youngsters should learn more about Hong Kong’s role in the bay area via events relating to sports.   “So I would encourage, in the next few years, more exchanges, more sports-related events, especially for the youngsters, be organised to understand our role in the Greater Bay Area and the development of the country.”
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