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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

Date set to start legislative session

The Government announced today that in accordance with section 4(3) of the Legislative Council Ordinance, the Chief Executive in Council has specified January 1, 2022 as the commencement date of the Seventh Legislative Council.   The Chief Executive has also specified January 12, 2022 as the commencement date of the 2022 legislative session under section 9(2) of the Legislative Council Ordinance and specified 11am of that date for holding the first meeting of the Legislative Council in accordance with section 10(1) of the same ordinance.   Notices announcing the commencement dates of the Seventh Legislative Council and the 2022 legislative session as well as the date and time of holding the council’s first meeting were gazetted today.
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