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Make sure you are fully vaccinated

Thursday 21 January 2021 11:56am

The University of Otago is a strong advocate of vaccination to reduce the risk of infectious diseases.

We suggest that all students have details of their childhood immunisations, in case of injury or outbreak of infection. The following vaccinations are highly recommended:

  • Meningococcal infections are extremely serious and can prove fatal. There have been have been several cases in Otago in recent years. We strongly encourage all students to consider meningococcal vaccination before coming to Dunedin.
  • Meningitis ACWY vaccine is free for New Zealand residents aged 13–25 years entering or living in college accommodation.
  • Although the Meningococcal B vaccine is not funded it is highly recommended, as this has been the predominant strain in the majority of our cases in recent years.

There have been recent measles and mumps outbreaks in New Zealand.

Please ensure you have had two recorded MMR vaccinations. MMR vaccination is free.

All vaccinations are available from Student Health Services

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