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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

3 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating three additional imported COVID-19 cases, with two of the cases linked to the L452R mutant strain and the other one linked to the N501Y mutant strain.   The patients comprise two men and one woman. While two of them arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places, one came from a medium-risk place.   One of the cases tested positive for the virus at a community testing centre after completing compulsory quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre. The remaining two tested positive during quarantine.   As people who resided or worked within the same building as the local COVID-19 cases with a mutant strain will be subject to compulsory testing on specified dates in accordance with the Department of Health’s announcement, the mobile specimen collection station at 15-17 Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui will be reopened tomorrow to provide free testing service for residents and workers of Harbour Pinnacle, 8 Minden Avenue.   The CHP reminded specified people in relation to Harbour Pinnacle to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 36 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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