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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

More testing institutions recognised

The number of medical testing institutions for taking a COVID-19 nucleic acid test in Guangdong Province that are mutually recognised by the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments will be increased from 54 to more than 700 from September 15.   The expanded list of testing institutions will be applicable to the current Return2hk Scheme as well as the Come2hk Scheme which will be launched on September 15.   The public can access the list of medical testing institutions in Guangdong through the nucleic acid testing organisation enquiry function on the State Council Portal Mini Program or on its official website.   Relevant medical testing institutions will upload the nucleic acid test results of those who have been tested to the Yuekang code system.   Travellers who are planning to enter Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme or the Come2hk Scheme from September 15 can use the results as valid proof of a negative nucleic acid test result.
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