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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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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Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses; there are two main types – Types A and Type B. These viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Flu viruses can[…]

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What is the difference between Influenza and COVID-19 ?

Both COVID-19 and Influenza cause respiratory disease; however, there are important differences between the two viruses and how they spread. This has important implications for the public health measures that can be implemented to respond to each virus. How are COVID-19 and influenza viruses similar? COVID-19 and influenza viruses both[…]

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What to expect after your Flu Vaccine

Getting your flu vaccine means you have protected yourself and others against a tenacious virus that is problematic for some and deadly for those most at-risk. It will take around 2 weeks for you to be fully immunised, and during this period it is still possible to contract the flu[…]

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Flu Myths and Facts

Many people decide against vaccination after hearing pervasive and damaging myths. Here we dispel the myths in view of extensive scientific research and advice from leading healthcare professionals. Myth – Only old people get flu Fact – Anyone of any age can catch flu, but older people, pregnant women and[…]

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Fight the Flu – 2020/21 Campaign – Protected Together

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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