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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

North Point operation ends

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the North Point restricted area ended today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people living at Two Island Place, 55 Tanner Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 2am today, about 710 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, about 400 people’s test records were checked and no one was found to have not undergone mandatory testing.   Government staff also visited about 265 households in the restricted area, of which 30 did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice, people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from September 26 to 28 must undergo compulsory testing by September 30 even if they were not present in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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