World Aids Day, 1st December 2020

Today commemorates World Aids Day, one of the most widely recognised international health days. It provides the opportunity to continue raising awareness, to commemorate those who have died, and highlight on-going victories (such as increased access to HIV/Aids treatment and prevention services). Having achieved the global target of halting and[…]

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World Sight Day, 8th October 2020

‘Hope in Sight’ is the theme for this years World Sight Day; an  annual awareness day that draws attention to blindness and vision impairment.   Eye care issues impact every age group and it is important to have a regular eye examination, especially for those who are vulnerable: young, school-going[…]

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5 key reasons to vaccinate your child

Protect your child. The vaccine will help protect your child against flu and serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia Protect you, your family and friends. Vaccinating your child will help protect more vulnerable family members, friends and members of the community No injection needed. The nasal spray is painless[…]

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Which type of flu vaccine will I require?

There are several types of flu vaccine. You will be offered one that is most effective for you, depending upon your age, from the following: children aged 2 to 17 in an eligible group are offered a live attenuated quadrivalent vaccine (LAIV), given as a nasal spray adults aged 18[…]

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Past Flu Drives

2019 – Winter is Looming 2018 – Fight the Flu 2017 – Flu Awareness in the Community 2016 – Preventing Infection from Flu virus

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Flights and Covid-19

As airlines begin to resume flights it is important to remember that Covid-19 is still circulating globally and the risk of spread, particularly to those who are vulnerable, is still present. People who intend to travel are urged to avoid those parts of the World with a high incidence of[…]

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Beat Covid App

Beat COVID Gibraltar has been developed by HM GoG and the Gibraltar Health Authority to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep our community safe. The app uses the bluetooth technology on your phone to track other phones you have been in close proximity to. You will[…]

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Bug Busting *Summer Reminder*

Whilst adults will find it easier to maintain social distancing, children are still likely to hug and play closely over summer. It’s good to keep an eye out for itching that may indicate the arrival of some new insect friends: Head lice – small insects that blend with the colour[…]

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COVID-19 – Dexamethasone

The initial clinical trial results from the UK regarding the use of dexamethasone on treating those who are critically ill with COVID-19 are very promising. Dexamethasone is a low-cost steroid that has been in use since the 1960’s to treat a range of conditions including arthritis, severe allergies and certain[…]

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