The pneumonia vaccine: should you have it?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 29 Sep 2022

The pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine protects against a serious and potentially fatal infection which can cause pneumonia, blood poisoning (sepsis) and meningitis. Babies up to 2 years old are routinely vaccinated with the Prevenar 13 vaccine to protect them. There is a different vaccine, Pneumovax 23, for adults (and some children) which covers more strains. Who […]

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Posted on Thursday 29th September 2022 at 4:21 pm

Influenza (FLU) Vaccines 2021/22

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 03 Oct 2021

What is New For 2021 ? A few things are different for this year 2021: It is expected that this winter’s flu epidemic will be worse than usual because Covid-19 and the lockdown has meant that fewer people have developed a natural immunity to the virus. The composition of the Flu Vaccine has been updated […]

Categories: Vaccines
Posted on Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 8:57 pm

Covid-19 vaccination for foreign residents in Andalucia

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 11 Mar 2021

If you are a foreigner residing in Andalucia you are eligible for Covid vaccines even if you are not currently registered with the Andalucia Social Security health system.  You will need to first ensure that you are empadronado or registered as a resident in the town hall for a minimum of 3 months, and obtain […]

Categories: COVID-19,Vaccines
Posted on Thursday 11th March 2021 at 5:40 pm

Vaccinations for children in Spain

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 20 Oct 2020

What vaccines does your child need? Are they different in Spain from other countries? Should you follow the Spanish schedule or that of your home country? This blog explains all. The vaccination schedule for children in Andalucia is shown in the table (in green).  All children are advised to have these vaccines unless there are […]

Categories: Vaccines
Posted on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 12:39 pm

Why should we be vaccinating children against HPV?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 11 Nov 2019

Four out of five people will get HPV at some time in their lives and yet most of them do not even know they are infected! We know that most (not all) HPV infections go away on their own, with no health complications that persist. However, we don’t know which of those infections will turn […]

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Posted on Monday 11th November 2019 at 9:02 pm

The Flu: All you need to know

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 06 Nov 2019

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease. Caused by a virus, it is transmitted very easily through the air (coughing and sneezing), hands or through contaminated objects. To prevent its spread we must take some basic hygiene measures (hand washing, sneezing into the inner elbow or in a handkerchief, airing the house regularly, …). There […]

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Posted on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 10:27 pm