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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

Group's non-compliance condemned

Police’s National Security Department today severely condemned an organisation’s open expression that it would refuse to provide the data requested pursuant to the National Security Law.   Under Schedule 5 of the Implementation Rules for Article 43 of the National Security Law, Police issued notices in writing to various organisations on August 25 asking for information to be provided no later than September 7. While certain organisations had complied with the instruction, some others requested an extension.   It also noticed an organisation openly repeated that it would not follow the legal requirement and reject the information request.   The force reiterated that people or organisations failing to provide information in time will be liable to a fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for half a year.   Follow-up action will be taken in accordance with the law with respect to incompliance, Police added.
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