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Covid-19 Vaccination – Registering your interest

Please click the relevant link below to complete the form to register your interest for Covid-19 vaccination. General registration form 65 – 70 years of age Over 70 years of age (You can also call 200 66966 to arrange) CAT2 individuals Note, if you have previously submitted your interest on[…]

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Yr2021 – Government Press Releases related to COVID-19

January January 22nd – 81/2021 – Support on domestic abuse January 22nd – 80/2021 – Chief Minister’s Script – COVID-19 Press Conference January 22nd – 79/2021 – UK Parliamentarians briefed on COVID and Brexit January 21st – 78/2021 – Government confirms 6 further deaths from COVID-19  January 21st – 77/2021[…]

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Dry January 2021

Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, seven types of cancer; it is also the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability. Current recommendations are to drink no more than 14 units per week, spread over three or more days,[…]

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

As of  November 9th 2020, Pfizer and BioNTech industries have announced the production of a vaccine that has passed the final ‘phase III’ of human round testing. Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.[…]

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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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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): New virus variants

Studies show that all viruses mutate over time and new variants emerge regularly. New variants may disappear or persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented globally during this pandemic. The 3 variants currently include: United Kingdom (UK): variant 20I/501Y.V1, VOC 202012/01, or B.1.1.7 which has[…]

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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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PCR testing to detect Covid-19

PCR Testing (Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing) is commonly conducted at a certified laboratory and takes a few hours to complete with the result being reported within 1-3 days. The specimen for this test is collected via a nasal and/or throat swab and looks for genetic material that comes only from the virus. This test[…]

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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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I have had Covid-19, do I still need the vaccine?

The answer is ‘Yes’ Current data shows that people who have recovered from COVID-19 start to lose their immunity over time. This means that the body does not retain the protective antibodies that were produced against COVID-19 during the infection stage. It is therefore possible that an individual may contract[…]

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