Hong Kong faces Covid and flu winter double whammy


Lo Chung-mau and officials urge residents to get vaccinated against influenza ahead of seasonal surge, assuring public the shots can be combined with doses for Covid.

City records 5,990 new coronavirus infections, including 163 imported ones, as well as 17 more related fatalities.

Hong Kong is facing a double whammy of Covid-19 and seasonal flu in a coming winter surge, the city’s health minister has warned, even as the current coronavirus wave subsides and public hospitals are set to restore 20 per cent of interrupted services.

In a press briefing after receiving their fourth Covid-19 vaccine shot and a flu jab at the government’s general outpatient clinic in Sai Wan Ho on Thursday, Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau and top officials under him revealed the influenza vaccination drive would start on October 6, with a million doses already procured.


Article URL : https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3193395/hong-kong-facing-covid-flu-double-whammy-winter

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