sars-cov-2

Vaccination Exemption

Vaccines are a key public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging. Studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. There are some limited reasons when an individual may seek exemption from[…]

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Fight the Flu-2021/22

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A[…]

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Childhood obesity and COVID-19

Retrospective studies comparing child BMI recordings pre and post pandemic indicate a rise in obesity levels, among all age groups [1,2,3]. Risk factors believed to exacerbate overweight included: reduced physical activity, increased screen time, and access to unhealthy foods. Local data post pandemic is still being collected, but 10 years[…]

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Pfizer Vaccine 12 – 15 years – FAQ

updated 2.12.21 Below are common questions presented to Public Health. If you have any unanswered questions please email Health.Promotion@gha.gi. Note, the risk-benefit strongly in favour of vaccination for almost all groups is less clear-cut for children (and young people aged 12 to 15 years). Young people and their parents will[…]

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Our Nation’s Health – Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021

Our Nation’s Health Public Health Gibraltar is pleased to release  findings from the 2021 Health and Lifestyle Survey: Our Nation’s Health. The survey serves as a continuation from those carried out in 2008 and 2015, allowing further insights on the general well-being of the people of Gibraltar. It has also provided the[…]

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Covid-19 – Delta Variant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is circulating widely. In addition to symptoms already known, this variant also causes runny eyes and nose, mild headaches and nasal congestion. If you suffer from hay fever, the virus can mimic many of its symptoms. Do not assume it is just hay fever. It[…]

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Covid-19 Considerations

As we try to find a new normal living with Covid-19 it is important to stay vigilant with regard to risks. The more shops, establishments, events and facilities we visit the higher our risk of exposure to viral spread; particularly if in an enclosed space with asymptomatic carriers. Vaccination helps to[…]

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Testing positive for Covid-19 on holiday in Gibraltar

If you test positive for Covid-19  during your stay in Gibraltar, you will be contacted by the Health Protection Team for Public Health. Guidance will involve isolation requirements, tips on how to stay well and how to prevent further spread. It is likely: You will be unable to travel within[…]

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Long Covid

Emerging evidence indicates that there are several short and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, studies indicate that there are many ways infection with Covid-19 can affect someone’s health; and many organs besides the lungs are affected. How long it takes to recover from coronavirus is[…]

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