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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

HK athletes claim more medals

Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui today congratulated Hong Kong athletes on winning another three gold and four bronze medals at the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the Eighth National Special Olympic Games.   Swimmer Wong Hon-yin bagged two more golds in the Men's SB14 100m Breaststroke and S14 100m Freestyle events, while Cheong Sui-kei topped the Women's S14 100m Freestyle competition.   Chow Chi-wai and Yam Kwok-fan scored bronze in the Men's T20 Long Jump and the Women's T36 100m races.   The other two bronze medals were claimed by the table tennis teams of Leung Chung-yan and Tsoi Ming-fai who took part in the Men's Doubles TT11 event and Lee Ming-yip, Tong Chi-ming and Tong Chi-yung who participated in the Men's Team TT7 event.   Mr Tsui said: “Hong Kong athletes maintained a high level of concentration and demonstrated outstanding skills during the competitions. I am proud of their excellent results.”
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