Colds and Influenza


Colds and coughs

For symptoms and self-care advice click http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/colds


Influenza(flu)

For symptoms and self-care advice click http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/influenza

Healthline Symptom Checker App For your Smartphone- FREE app(iPhone and iPad). Click here to download the app.

• If you feel you need to attend Student Health please phone us first and give a brief outline of your problem. This information helps us provide the most suitable care. This may mean phone advice, seeing a health professional or having prescribed medication, observation and rest at Student Health for several hours.

• If you live in a Residential College it is very important that you let your RA /Warden know you are unwell. The College can then care for you and also take measures to reduce the spread of infection (eg providing you with meals in your room).

• Please do not attend classes, lectures, labs until your symptoms have settled. Please do not put others at risk of picking up any infections.

Influenza Vaccination

Flu vaccinations for 2015 are available now – want to reduce your chances of getting flu this year? Living in colleges or flatting? Influenza spreads very easily and up to 1 in 5 people get influenza every year. Being fit and healthy will not stop you getting flu.

Flu clinics are open at Student Health from Thursday 16th April onwards

Costs: NZ Resident $18.00, International $36.50,

If you have a chronic medical condition you may be eligible for a free flu vaccination ( NZ residents only ).

To book an appointment: Freephone from your cellphone or landline-0800749821

For more info and eligibility for free vaccination: http://www.fightflu.co.nz/

 

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University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Freephone 0800 479 821

Tel 64 3 479 8212
Fax 64 3 479 8106

Email student-health@otago.ac.nz
(Please do not email to cancel or make appointments)