Oxford/ AstraZeneca Vaccine

As of 30th December 2020 the UK Government have accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use. This follows rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts at the MHRA, which has concluded that[…]

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Update on Covid-19 restrictions & guidance 21.12.20

HM GoG have announced new measures in line with the sharp rise in Covid 19 cases in Gibraltar: As from midnight Tuesday 22nd December, masks to be worn in ALL public places As from 7pm Monday 21st December, all catering establishments to close until at least 11th January Bars and[…]

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Travel and Covid-19 Vaccination

At present the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have not indicated whether vaccination will be a necessary requirement for all journeys abroad, it will be down to individual countries to determine their own requirements for tourists/ residents. IATA are currently asking governments to consider aviation workers as front-line so they[…]

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Covid-19 Rapid Testing

COVID-19 Rapid Test The Rapid COVID-19 Testing Service is located at Gibraltar Airport. This service is for: Airline passengers arriving and departing within 72 hours of their flight (preferably a minimum of 24 hours prior to departure) Any NON-RESIDENT of Gibraltar (Note: airline travel is not a requirement for organising[…]

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Ingredients of the mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine

Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a nucleoside-modified messenger RNA vaccine (mRNA) vaccine. mRNA vaccines use the pathogen’s genetic code as the vaccine; this then exploits the host cells to translate the code and then make the target spike protein. The protein then acts as an intracellular antigen to stimulate the[…]

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Pfizer/BioNTech Covid Vaccine – Questions and Answers

How did they make the vaccine so quickly? What is in the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine? I heard that the COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips, is this true? Will receiving the mRNA vaccine alter my DNA? Is it safer to contract COVID-19 naturally as opposed to getting vaccinated? Will getting the vaccine[…]

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Guidance upon entry to Gibraltar (Covid-19 Travel Advice)

There are no current restrictions for anyone entering Gibraltar from Spain, however guidance varies according to country of origin (in previous 14 days) and vaccination status. Read the day visitor’s guide HERE, and see the graphs below for an overview. [You can read more on the colour status of countries[…]

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Vaccine Q & A email is now live

With the Covid-19 vaccine already being rolled out in the UK and due for imminent release in Gibraltar, it is important you get the information you need from a validated source. Do you have a question about vaccines? -Herd immunity, BCG, MMR, Flu, COVID-19… Each week Public Health Gibraltar will[…]

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Covid-19 Vaccination Survey

For the week of 20th – 27th November Public Health, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle, ran a survey to gauge public opinion on the imminent arrival and release of the Covid-19 vaccination. Questions included: Do you intended to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available? Would you take[…]

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Mask Exemption Guidance

The use of masks during the Covid-19 pandemic is important; they are not a lifestyle choice. As the scientific evidence continues to mount, masks (used in conjunction with additional infection prevention and control measures such as hand hygiene and adequate physical distancing) can dramatically reduce the spread of infection. They[…]

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