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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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Will receiving an mRNA vaccine alter my DNA?

mRNA stands for messenger ribonucleic acid and can be described as ‘instructions for how to make a protein or even just a piece of a protein’. mRNA is not able to The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enter the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA are[…]

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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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Stay Safe this Christmas

With the Christmas and New Year holiday period fast approaching, Public Health Gibraltar re-enforces its advice on staying safe by: Maintaining hand and respiratory hygiene Wearing masks/face coverings as advised Avoiding crowded areas Maintaining recommended physical distancing guidelines As with all festive bank holidays, there will be a limited number[…]

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Who should have the Pfizer mRNA Vaccine?

The vaccine is recommended for all those over 80 years and those who form part of a ‘high-risk’ group. It is also recommended as part of the normal vaccination schedule for most; there are some exceptions, read more here. Following the second recommended dose, the Pfizer vaccine has shown 95%[…]

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The Pfizer mRNA vaccine and allergy

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination contains a type of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) which can cause allergic reactions. PEGs are very widely used in several medicines such as laxatives and cosmetics such as toothpastes and skin creams; and most of the population will have been exposed to it before. In the large Pfizer/BioNTech[…]

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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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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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Tips for coping with masks and face coverings

Wearing a mask/face covering is a new experience for many; you may not ever feel totally comfortable with wearing one. However, current evidence indicates that masks/face coverings are instrumental in preventing and controlling onward transmission of the covid-19 virus. Mind charity for mental health has put together some tips for[…]

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