This year all domestic UC students enrolled with the UC Health Centre will be able to get a free flu vaccine.
If you’re not enrolled with the Health Centre but you are a student at UC (domestic or international), the UCSA and UC Health Centre will subsidise the cost of flu vaccines for you. You will be able to get a flu vaccine for $5 – when you phone to book in you will be asked by the receptionist to pay $5 online to cover the cost of the vaccine.
When can I get a flu vaccine?
Flu vaccine clinics will be run from Monday to Thursday, 9-10am at the UC Health Centre. You will need to book a time.
For most students, the flu vaccine will be offered from 20 April.
For anyone aged 65 and over, and Māori and Pasifika ages 55 and over, the clinics will start Monday 4 April – 14 April 2022.
How to book your vaccine
- Phone reception and book a time with a nurse on 369 4444
- Please don’t come to the Health Centre if you feel unwell and phone reception to let them know
- Only come in as the time stated on your booking to prevent overfilling waiting rooms
- There is no waiting time after your vaccination, but it is recommended to stay close by in case of a reaction. There will be more information when you are given the vaccine.
Influenza strains in vaccine
New Zealand’s 2022 flu vaccine, AFLURIA Quad, will protect against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:
- A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1) pdm 09-like virus
- A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
- B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus