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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

John Lee to attend SZ meeting

Chief Secretary John Lee arrived in Shenzhen yesterday and will lead Hong Kong Special Administrative Region representatives to attend a meeting on the Mainland and Hong Kong's anti-epidemic work tomorrow.   The Hong Kong SAR representatives who will attend the meeting include Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan, Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit as well as Department of Health and the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer representatives.   Mr Lee will return to Hong Kong after the meeting.   Secretary for the Environment KS Wong is Acting Chief Secretary during Mr Lee's absence.
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