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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

Green link design contest opens

Entries are being invited for a design competition on a green link in Wong Chuk Hang until October 22 and the deadline for submitting entries is noon on November 20.   Jointly organised by the Development Bureau's Invigorating Island South Office, the Architectural Services Department and the Institute of Architects, the contest aims to gather innovative ideas for creating a convenient green link connecting Wong Chuk Hang and Aberdeen Country Park through a series of attractive sitting-out areas and pedestrian facilities.   Qualified architects, landscape architects and urban designers are welcome to form teams with other professionals, artists, designers and members of the public aged 18 or above to join the competition.        A briefing session will be held online at 10.30am on September 18.
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