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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

Rules of GBA mediators unveiled

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Mediator Accreditation Standards and the GBA Mediator Code of Conduct Best Practice were officially released and came into effect today, the Government announced.   The two set of rules were endorsed by the third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Legal Departments Joint Conference on December 10.   The Government said the promulgation of the unified accreditation standards and code of conduct best practice for mediators in the GBA is a major milestone in Hong Kong's integration into the bay area development and fosters the professional development of the mediators there.   Enacted and published by the GBA Mediation Platform, the mediator accreditation standards will be implemented by the legal departments of the three places when formulating their accreditation rules.   The mediator code of conduct best practice, on the other hand, will serve as a reference and basis for the GBA mediation institutions when they develop their standards of professional code of conduct with due regard to the circumstances and operational needs.   Click here for details.
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