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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Pregnancy and COVID-19

Current evidence suggests that pregnant women are no more likely to catch COVID-19 than other healthy adults, and two thirds of pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 will show no symptoms at all. There is growing evidence that pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 may be at increased risk of[…]

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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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Oxford/ AstraZeneca Vaccine

As of 30th December 2020 the UK Government have accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use. This follows rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts at the MHRA, which has concluded that[…]

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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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Covid-19 Vaccination Survey

For the week of 20th – 27th November Public Health, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle, ran a survey to gauge public opinion on the imminent arrival and release of the Covid-19 vaccination. Questions included: Do you intended to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available? Would you take[…]

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Prevent coughs and colds this Christmas

Viruses can live for many hours on hard surfaces and so practising good hand hygiene can limit the spread of germs and transmission of flu. Catch your coughs and sneezes in a tissue, bin them, and then wash your hands to kill any lingering germs. If soap and water is[…]

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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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