Hundreds Hospitalised By Flu, Worst Yet To Come

Posted 4:23pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Denzel Chung

Hot on the heels of Omicron, a flu outbreak is now ripping its way through North D. Dunedin Hospital has already admitted nearly 200 emergency cases, with many more expected in the community.  Across Aotearoa, after our immune systems enjoyed a cushy two years with zero influenza cases Read more...

Flu Vaccine Shortage Resolved

Posted 4:59pm Saturday 21st May 2022 by Sean Gourley

Student Health has now replenished their stocks of flu vaccines. This comes after supply shortages caused roughly thirty students to be turned away from a vaccination clinic set up in the Dental School.  Head of Health Services Manager Margaret Perley said the shortage was due to a series of Read more...

Uni Giving out Free Shots

Posted 1:26am Saturday 9th April 2022 by Denzel Chung

Some nasty viruses are heading our way once again - and no, their names don’t start with C. As things get cold and flu season approaches, Critic Te Arohi spoke to Otago Uni expert Dr. Lucy Telfar-Barnard about why students should be ready to roll up their sleeves one more time.  Dr. Read more...

Why Arenít We There Yet? Understanding Barriers to Getting Aotearoa Vaccinated

Posted 9:17am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Elliot Weir

The government is putting on the pressure for New Zealanders to get vaccinated. But many people are not vaccinated yet. The reason why is a mix of policy, inequality, and misinformation from friends, family and far-right conspiracy theorists. Up until recently, we’ve enjoyed relative Read more...

Australian Unis Mandate Vaccines on Campus

Posted 4:08pm Friday 1st October 2021 by Fox Meyer

Two Australian universities mandated last week that all students, staff and workers on campus be fully vaccinated. La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne were the first to require this, with Melbourne requiring everyone on campus to be vaccinated from November 5.  Otago Read more...

Push to Fight Meningococcal Disease in Aotearoa

Posted 3:01pm Monday 20th September 2021 by Fox Meyer

The Meningitis Foundation wants every school leaver to be vaccinated against meningitis, not just those going into residential halls. “Meningococcal disease” is a mouthful, but the numbers speak for themselves. New Zealand has 24 times the rate of meningococcal disease than the USA. Read more...

Free Scooters for Jabs

Posted 1:29am Saturday 31st July 2021 by Denzel Chung

E-scooter operator Neuron announced that they will offer 10,000 $10 vouchers to people wanting to scooter to their Covid-19 vaccination appointments. They’re encouraging everyone eligible to take them up on the offer, including over-60s.  Beginning from July 30, people who have the Read more...

Students Targeted With Anti-Vax Propaganda

Posted 2:29pm Sunday 9th May 2021 by Fox Meyer

On Thursday 6 May, studentville was bombarded with flyers full of bullshit about the Covid vaccine. The flyers could be found on Castle Street, George Street, and Queen Street.  They were created by the anti-vax group “Voices for Freedom”, founded by three “passionate Kiwi Read more...

Students Get COVID Vax

Posted 9:19pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Fox Meyer

Students in health professionals doing their placements are starting to get the COVID vaccine. The Health Sciences Pro Vice Chancellor (PVC) reached out to students over email. The email was a call for anyone about to start work in a frontline medical placement to book an appointment for their Read more...

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