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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

Social distancing rules maintained

The Government today announced it will maintain most of the social distancing measures in place for 14 days until October 13.   Meanwhile, the maximum number of people allowed per banquet in catering businesses adopting Type D mode of operation will be relaxed to 240.   Noting the high transmissibility of the mutant strains and the relatively low vaccination rate of the elderly who will be subject to extremely high risks of serious illness and death if there is a fifth wave of the epidemic, the Food & Environmental Bureau said most of the social distancing measures have to be maintained.   Click here for the latest measures.
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