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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

Property sales dip 6%

The Land Registry recorded 7,400 sale and purchase agreements for all building units received for registration in September, down 6% from August but 12.4% higher year-on-year.   The total consideration for such agreements dipped 5.2% from August to $66.8 billion in August, but a 30.1% year-on-year increase was recorded.   Of the agreements, 5,844 were for residential units, up 5.4% from August and up 16.3% compared with a year ago.   The total consideration of residential units was $56.1 billion, a rise of 2.9% compared with August and an increase of 29.1% from September 2020.   There were 489,429 land register searches last month.
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