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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

• 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 2016 will be available towards the end of March – 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. Influenza isn't just a bad cold - it can be serious and can kill.

Getting a flu vaccination is fast and easy and helps protect you and your friends

Flu clinics are open at Student Health from Tuesday 5th April onwards

We will be offering early evening clinics on site at some colleges - check with your college for dates

Costs: NZ Resident $20.00, International $35.00

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

To book a 10 minute appointment: Freephone from your cellphone or landline-0800 479 821

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