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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

CE to celebrate National Day

Chief Executive Carrie Lam and senior government officials will attend a flag-raising ceremony and a National Day reception to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1.   The flag-raising ceremony will be held at Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Convention & Exhibition Centre at 8am.   It will be followed by the celebration reception, led by Mrs Lam, at the Grand Hall of the Convention & Exhibition Centre.   In view of the current public health risk, no public viewing area will be set up for the ceremony.   Police will implement special traffic arrangements at Golden Bauhinia Square and the nearby area during the celebration events.
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