2020/21 Flu Campaign

The flu kills up to 650,000 people worldwide each year and causes illness in millions of others.  The impact of COVID-19 circulating at the same time as the flu could have disastrous results which could easily overwhelm our health services. This winter, Gibraltar will see the largest vaccination campaign in[…]

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Flu in older adults

Catching flu is unpleasant for most people. If you get the flu but are in good health overall, it will usually clear up on its own in about a week. However, for many among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition, flu can cause[…]

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Myths and Facts about Flu and the Flu Vaccine

Whilst the influenza (flu) vaccine has been thoroughly researched for safety, there is still some speculation about its value and efficacy. Taking into account the extensive scientific research on the vaccine, here are some facts to dispel associated myths about the flu vaccine. Myth: –Flu is just a bad cold[…]

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Pregnancy and the Flu

Influenza (Flu) is a highly infectious disease caused by the influenza virus with symptoms including fever, chills, headaches, fatigue; and joint or muscle aches that come on rapidly.                                             […]

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Fight the Flu – Vaccines available from 1st October 2018

For the majority of people catching Flu is unpleasant, but for some it can lead to chest infections, severe complications and may result in death. Globally seasonal Flu accounts for 3-5 million causes of severe illness annually and between 250,000 – 500,000 deaths. Get yourself vaccinated!

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