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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

JoyYou Card service centres to open

Four temporary service centres will be set up on January 3, 2022, to assist eligible people aged 60 to 64 to apply for the JoyYou Card, the Government announced today.   The card is also open for application for people reaching the age of 60 within three months.   The JoyYou Card is a personalised Octopus card tailor-made for the Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly & Eligible Persons with Disabilities.   People aged 60 to 64 must use the card to enjoy the $2 concessionary fare from February 27, 2022. So far about 516,600 applications have been received, representing about 85% of the population born between 1957 and 1961.   Eligible people who have yet to apply should submit their applications via the Octopus App before January 31.   The four temporary JoyYou Card Application Service Centres, set up by Octopus Cards Ltd, will start service from January 3 to help eligible people to submit applications or supplementary information.   The centres are located at room 3030, 30/F of Revenue Tower in Wan Chai, unit 1917-1918, 19/F of Pioneer Centre in Mong Kok, conference room, 2/F of Hin Keng Neighbourhood Community Centre in Tai Wai and unit 401B, 4/F of Tin Ching Amenity & Community Building in Tin Shui Wai.   The centres will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
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