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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

EC final register set for release

The Registration & Electoral Office (REO) announced today that the final register of the new-term Election Committee (EC) will be released on October 22.   It contains the names and registration particulars of the members of the fifth-term Election Committee which will last for five years starting October 22.   According to Annex I to the Basic Law, the EC’s functions include nominating all candidates for becoming Legislative Council members and electing the 40 EC constituency members in the LegCo election.   The nomination period for the LegCo General Election will start on October 30. The EC members can subscribe to the nomination form of the candidates in accordance with the legislation upon the starting date of the new-term EC.   EC members who wish to peruse their own registration particulars on the final register may, from October 22 onwards, log on to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System or call the REO hotline at 2891 1001.   The EC final register will be made available for inspection by specified people from October 22 at the two REO offices at 10/F, Harbour Centre in Wan Chai and 13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.   Eligible organisations may make appointments to inspect the register by calling 2891 4082 or 2891 2070 during business hours starting tomorrow.   Four inspection time slots, each of which lasts 1.5 hours, will be provided on each working day on a first come, first served basis.   A notice on the final register inspection will be gazetted on October 22.
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