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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

No new COVID-19 cases in HK

The Centre for Health Protection announced that as of midnight, no new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, leaving the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong at 12,227.   A total of 69 cases were reported in the city in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   Meanwhile, the centre has received an update from the Australian health authority that one of its confirmed cases which was reported to Hong Kong has been retested and is now negative for COVID-19.   The case, announced on October 1, involved a 55-year-old cargo flight crew member who lives at Block 3, Monterey Cove, Phase 1, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung. As it is no longer classified as an infection case, the relevant close contacts have been released from the quarantine centre.   The centre also reminded specified people in relation to Jones Hive, 8 Jones Street in Causeway Bay and Block C of Hankow Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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