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
- Call Healthline 0800 611 116 or
- Student Health (Dunedin campus) 0800 479 821 or
- your GP practice for advice
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.
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.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 2:15pm
Visit otago.ac.nz/coronavirus for ongoing updates.
Monday, 6 January 2020 2:31pm
Information and frequently asked questions about Health Sciences screening for professional courses