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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

8.15m jab doses administered

About 8,151,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,340,300 people receiving their first dose and around 3,811,500 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,574,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,766,300 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,398,100 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,413,400 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 36,200 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 1,700 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 5,100 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 8,600 people received their first dose and around 20,800 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is about 96% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 700 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 3,500 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, eight people were sent to hospitals.

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