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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I have had Covid-19, do I still need the vaccine?

The answer is ‘Yes’ Current data shows that people who have recovered from COVID-19 start to lose their immunity over time. This means that the body does not retain the protective antibodies that were produced against COVID-19 during the infection stage. It is therefore possible that an individual may contract[…]

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Who should have the Pfizer mRNA Vaccine?

The vaccine is recommended for all those over 80 years and those who form part of a ‘high-risk’ group. It is also recommended as part of the normal vaccination schedule for most; there are some exceptions, read more here. Following the second recommended dose, the Pfizer vaccine has shown 95%[…]

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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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World Immunization Week 24 – 30 April 2020

World Immunization Week, celebrated annually in the last week of April aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Routine immunization[…]

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