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Meningitis Vaccination

Thursday, 16 March 2017 9:05am

Meningitis vaccination

The Ministry of Health and Student Health strongly encourage vaccination against meningococcal disease if you live in Residential Colleges .The potential risk relates to density of living conditions in this type of accommodation; this level of density may also apply in some rented accommodation.

No vaccine is ever 100% guaranteed to protect against disease. It is important that people who have symptoms suggestive of meningococcal disease or are seriously ill access medical care as soon as possible. Friends and flatmates should be ready to look after each other and know how to access urgent health care


For costs and vaccine info: http://www.otago.ac.nz/studenthealth/otago631032.pdf

For more info on meningitis: http://www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-topics/diseases-and-illnesses/meningococcal-disease

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Changes to service charges as of 1st January 2017

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 1:20pm

There has been an increase to charges for International Students and to the service billing fee that have taken effect as of 1st January 2017

Click here for a full list of our charges

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HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine for FREE

Monday, 12 December 2016 2:10pm

As of the 1st of January 2017, everyone will be entitled to have this vaccine, however you must have the first dose before you turn 27 to be able to have it for free.

The HPV vaccine is designed to protect you from HPV infection and HPV related cancers, such as cervical, anal, genital and some throat and mouth cancers. HPV is a common virus and is transmitted through intimate contact. Four out of five people will become infected with HPV at some time of their lives. While most get better on their own without any symptoms, some don’t and this can lead to cancer.

To get the best protection, you will need a course of three vaccines given over six months.

International students can have the vaccine, but they will need to pay for it. In 2017, it will be $170 per vaccine, + cost of consultation.

Please make an appointment with one of our nurses for this very important immunisation.

Further reading: http://www.immune.org.nz/sites/default/files/resources/ProgrammeHpvQA20161121V01Final.pdf