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Pandemic information for staff and students


Look after yourself and prevent the spread

  • Being prepared
  • Respiratory hygiene and cough ttiquette
  • Preventing the spread at work
  • Looking after yourself and others at home during an influenza pandemic
  • Basic principles – handwashing and drying
  • Basic prevention principles
  • Related links

What is a pandemic?

  • Definitions
  • The current situation

Planning and response

  • Global planning
  • Planning in New Zealand
  • Regional planning
  • Planning at the University

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Assessing and managing workplace risks
  • Hygiene facilities at the University of Otago
  • Health Sciences, health care workers, and clinical risks

Flu vaccination programmes

The Health and Safety Office offers an annual flu vaccination programme.

Please contact the Health and Safety Office if you have missed out this year:

Occupational Health Nurses
Tel +64 3 479 5034


It is recommended that you have the vaccination before you travel.

Please contact Health and Safety for questions on travel and health:

Tel 64 3 479 5034

For further information

Andrea McMillan
Head, Health and Safety Compliance, Human Resources Division
Tel 64 3 479 7380