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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

P1 applications to open

Primary One Admission System application forms will be available from September 2 to 27, the Education Bureau announced today.   Children born on or before December 31, 2016, are eligible to join the system, except those who have attended primary schools and have been allocated a Primary 1 place.   The forms, explanatory notes and information leaflets are available at kindergartens, district offices and the bureau’s Regional Education Offices and School Places Allocation Section.    At the discretionary places admission stage, parents can choose schools without being restricted to the school net in which the child resides.   The completed application form, together with all supporting documents, should be submitted directly to a government or aided primary school of the parents’ choice between September 20 and 27.   Only one application should be submitted for each child. If parents are found to have applied to more than one government or aided primary school, their application will be rendered void.   If parents only apply for the Primary One Admission Central Allocation, they can return the completed application forms with supporting documents from September 20 to January 21 to the bureau’s School Places Allocation Section at Office 2, 2/F Manulife Financial Centre, Kwun Tong.   From September 2, people can call 2891 0088 or click here for more information.   Meanwhile, the Committee on Home-School Co-operation will upload the Primary School Profiles 2021 e-version in Chinese and English to its website on September 2 to help parents choose schools for their children.
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