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University staff have access to vaccinations against key infectious illnesses that they may be exposed to for their work.

There is no cost to staff or departments for COVID‑19 and flu vaccinations.

Other vaccinations are a departmental expense.

COVID-19

At this stage we won’t be able to provide this service, however we are aiming to reinstate the programme potentially later in 2024.

Flu

This is offered free of charge to all staff on an annual basis.

Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington campuses

Dunedin

Where: University Union/Link Building, Mezzanine Level – look for signs and flags.

When: First clinic is 9 April 2024. Clinics will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, except Friday, 26 April. Last clinic is on 30 April.

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Christchurch

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Wellington

Booking details coming soon.

Before your appointment

To help this process run smoothly, please:

  • Fill out your consent form and bring it with you:
    Influenza Vaccination Consent Form (PDF)
  • Remember it would be very helpful if you had your NHI number with you/your University ID/ your driver’s license. If you do not have an NHI number, let the clinic know when you arrive.
  • Please wear short-sleeved clothing so vaccinators can access your upper arm/shoulder.
  • Be prepared to wait for 5–20 minutes after the vaccination (wait time is longer for your first flu vaccination).

Other staff

Staff not based on the Dunedin, Christchurch or Wellington campuses should contact:

Email vaccine@otago.ac.nz

About flu vaccination

Find out more about the Influenza vaccine strains and vaccination procedure at the Uni

Find out more in general about influenza vaccinations from the NZ government site

Hepatitis A

Recommended for staff who have the potential for exposure to human faecal contamination.

Find out more about Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Recommended for staff who have the potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. This is a series of three injections at 0,1 and 6 months.

It is recommended that prior to commencing the immunisation, there is a blood test to establish the immunity status, and also post immunisation to establish if there has been seroconversion.

Find out more about Hepatitis B

Other vaccinations

Potentially there may be other immunisations that may be appropriate depending on the potential exposures in the workplace.

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