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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

Political assistant to leave post

The Government today said Political Assistant to the Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Kenneth Ng has tendered his resignation.   He will be on leave starting tomorrow and depart the Government with effect from August 30.   Thereafter, Mr Ng will join the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to take up the position of General Manager, Communications & Public Affairs.   He has sought prior advice from the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives & Politically Appointed Officials.   Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang thanked Mr Ng for his contribution during his tenure and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.   He also expressed hope that Mr Ng would continue to make contributions to Hong Kong.
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