Colds and Influenza


Colds

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


Influenza

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

• 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.

• 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.

Influenza Vaccination

2014 vaccination clinics are expected to commence from the beginning of March.

For info click http://www.fightflu.co.nz/

Student Health will be visiting some Residential Colleges through March and April to run clinics - check with your RA for dates/time.
You can also book an appointment with the nurses at Student Health for vaccination

 

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Cnr Walsh & Albany Streets
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)