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Mumps

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 1:39pm

There is a confirmed case of mumps in a Dunedin-based student this week. Mumps is an infectious illness caused by a virus. Mumps makes you feel unwell with fever, and other symptoms similar to a common cold, but also causes swollen and painful salivary glands (at the side of your face). It spreads very easily, so if you think you have it please stay at home and

Mumps is preventable by having 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines in your lifetime. Student Health recommends everyone born after 1 January 1969 should ensure they have had 2 MMR vaccines in their lifetime. To do so, contact the GP practice where you got your vaccines. Your family may also have a written record of your vaccines.

MMR vaccination is free for those eligible to be enrolled in the New Zealand health care system. If you haven’t had 2 vaccines, please call Student Health to book an appointment to catch up.

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Meningitis vaccinations

Friday, 14 February 2020 2:26pm

14 February 2020. The meningitis ACWY vaccine is free. It is fully funded for New Zealand residents aged 13–25 who are entering college accommodation.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 (formerly known as 2019-CoV)

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 2:15pm

Visit otago.ac.nz/coronavirus for ongoing updates.

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Information about Health Sciences screening

Monday, 6 January 2020 2:31pm

Information and frequently asked questions about Health Sciences screening for professional courses