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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

2 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases, both involving mutant strains.   The cases involve a 51-year-old man and a three-year-old girl. The man arrived in Hong Kong from the UK, while the girl had travelled from Mongolia and Korea.   Both of them tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.   Meanwhile, specified people linked to Tower 10, Phase 3 - The Graces, Providence Bay in Tai Po are reminded to undergo testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 69 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, one of which is a local case with an unknown infection source and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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