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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

Come2hk Scheme to open

The quotas under the Come2hk travel scheme will open for application tomorrow.   Under the scheme, non-Hong Kong residents who fulfil specified conditions will be exempted from compulsory quarantine when they come to Hong Kong from Guangdong and Macau.   They can apply for the quota through the online booking system from tomorrow at midnight.   A daily quota of 1,000 each has been set for the Shenzhen Bay Port and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port.   Quotas will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The next cycle for quota booking will be open every Wednesday.   Each applicant can apply for the quota with a maximum of three accompanying non-Hong Kong residents.   Applicants must provide their name, gender, date of birth, valid travel document number for entry into Hong Kong, a mobile phone number which can receive SMS on the Mainland or in Macau and a specified entry date and boundary control point.   They must also present valid proof of a negative nucleic acid test result that is obtained within three days prior to or on the day of entry into Hong Kong in order to be exempted from the compulsory quarantine requirement upon their arrival in the city.   Non-Hong Kong residents who come to Hong Kong under the scheme are reminded that they would still be subject to Guangdong or Macau's quarantine arrangements when they leave for the two places.   Click here for details or call 3142 2330 for enquiries.  
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