PR Pre-exposure vaccine programme for Monkeypox

The smallpox vaccine is around 85% effective at preventing Monkeypox infection and in view of this is being offered to those who may be at higher risk of contracting the infection. Press Release: 545/2022 – GHA launches pre-exposure vaccine programme to those at risk of contact with monkeypox

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Reminder – Reporting LFT results

As part of HM Government of Gibraltar’s COVID-19 Exit Strategy Plan, Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) will be made more widely available in Gibraltar providing greater options for self-testing. Approved COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests (list HERE) will be sold in pharmacies and other retail shops. It is important that lateral flow[…]

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Mask Use and Infection Prevention

A great number of us are tired of the COVID-19 pandemic. A mix of COVID-19 updates and reports, local and global, continue to feed our fear, uncertainty and doubt. In order to stay physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, it is important that we learn to live with the virus, making[…]

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Ventilation and Covid-19

Letting fresh air into indoor spaces can help remove stale air that contains virus particles, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When someone with an active COVID-19 infection breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release particles containing the virus. While larger droplets fall quickly onto surfaces or the ground,[…]

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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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Stoptober 2021

According the Gibraltar Public Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021, one in five adults currently smoke. Giving up smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health and it is never too late to quit. Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge – If you can make[…]

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No Smoking Day – 10th March 2021

The second Wednesday in March marks No Smoking Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness about the health dangers associated with smoking, and the benefits of quitting smoking for good. Smoking is a leading factor in many causes of death and chronic disease, including cancer, respiratory and heart diseases. The[…]

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European Immunisation Week

The World Health Organization (WHO) European Region celebrates this week every year to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation in preventing diseases and protecting life. A key slogan being: Prevent. Protect. Immunize. Read more on local immunisation HERE and from the World Health Organisation HERE.

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

Studies show that all viruses mutate over time.  When a virus replicates, it sometimes changes a little bit – these changes are called “mutations”. A virus with one or more new mutations is referred to as a “variant” of the original virus. What causes a virus to change to a[…]

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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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