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Follow-up Vaccinations on 7 May!

For students who received their MenB vaccination at Welcome Day or the UCSA Summer Starter Expo vaccination clinic, you can receive your second dose on 7 May.

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora will be back on campus on Tuesday 7 May to provide free follow up vaccines for Meningococcal B, HPV and MMR.

The drop-in clinic will be located in Bentleys (located in Haere-roa, above the Foundry) between 10am – 2pm on Tuesday 7 May 2024.

These vaccinations are now in the childhood immunisation schedule, but some young people may have missed out on them. Check your online health portal or ask your GP if you’re not sure.

Nurses administering the vaccinations will ask you to complete a short consent and information form. You won’t be required to provide your NHI number [but it would be helpful if you have it handy!], or proof that you live in UC accommodation.

For additional information on the vaccinations provided on 7 May, simply follow the links above.

If you’re not yet vaccinated against any of the above, but you’re looking into it – here’s what you need to know:

  1. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is FREE!
  2. HPV is FREE for everyone aged between 9 – 26.
  3. The Meningococcal vaccine is only free for certain students, but UC strongly recommends all students protect themselves against this potentially devastating disease.

If you’re registered at the UC Health Centre, reach out to the team for more information, otherwise contact your local GP.  You can find more information here.

Protect yourself and others

Getting a flu jab is your best defence against the virus this winter.

Domestic UC students enrolled at the UC Health Centre will be able to get FREE flu vaccines from 3 April 2024. For international and domestic students who are not currently enrolled at the Health Centre, the UCSA and the UC Health Centre are offering 1000 FREE flu vaccinations.

How to get your vaccine

  • Phone reception and book an appointment at the UC Health Centre on 03 369 4444 (ext. 94444) or contact your registered medical provider to book with them instead.
  • Please don’t come to the Health Centre if you feel unwell and phone reception to let them know

If you have any questions regarding the vaccine, please contact UC Health Centre or your own medical practice. For further useful information, visit the Ministry of Health’s website.

Anxiety an ACT approach

We know it can be tough to experience anxiety while at University. UC Health counsellors are hosting an anxiety workshop to provide students with the opportunity to chat to other students to learn some strategies, in a non-judgmental and safe environment.

For more information reach out to Anna Dalzell at the UC Health Centre