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 immuisation HERE and from the WHO HERE.

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Covid-19 Vaccination – Registering your interest

Please click the relevant link below to complete the form to register your interest for Covid-19 vaccination. General registration form University Students 65 – 70 years of age Over 70 years of age (You can also call 200 66966 to arrange) CAT2 individuals Note, if you have previously submitted your[…]

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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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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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