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Govt to offer flu jabs at Covid vaccine centres

2022-09-28 HKT 21:47
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  • The government says its expert advisors have agreed that Covid-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time as other jabs. Image: Shutterstock
    The government says its expert advisors have agreed that Covid-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time as other jabs. Image: Shutterstock
The government will start offering free flu shots to residents aged 50 or above at its Covid-19 community vaccination centres starting October 6.

"Given that the 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," a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Officials urged residents to get inoculated against both Covid-19 and influenza as soon as possible as the winter flu season approaches.

The government reiterated that its experts have agreed that Covid-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time as other jabs.

Bookings will open on Thursday.