As winter approaches, we encourage students and staff to have a flu vaccination.
Flu vaccines are available now at the UNSW Health Service and are free for all UNSW students and staff.
Flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness which can occur throughout the year but is more common in autumn and winter. NSW Health recommends a flu vaccination for everyone aged six months and over.
Symptoms of flu include fever and chills, a cough and sore throat, and muscle aches and pains. Find out more about flu symptoms at NSW Health.
If you have any flu symptoms, or have been diagnosed with flu, please stay at home and avoid contact with others until your symptoms have gone.
Read more about the flu and how to manage it at NSW Health.
Visit HotDoc to book an appointment for a flu vaccination at the UNSW Health Service or call 9385 5425.
The UNSW Health Service will open additional appointments for flu vaccinations in response to demand, so please keep checking HotDoc for new appointment times.
Get your COVID-19 booster
We also encourage you to consider having an additional COVID-19 booster shot before winter if your last COVID-19 vaccination or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was six months ago or more. It doesn’t matter how many you have previously received. Staying up to date with vaccinations can help protect you from severe illness.
Find more information at COVID-19 vaccine boosters at NSW Health.
Visit HotDoc to book an appointment for a COVID-19 booster at UNSW Health Service or call 9385 5425.
Due to the large scale of the UNSW Health Service vaccination clinics, you will need to book separate appointments for a flu vaccination and a COVID-19 booster.
Practise safe behaviours
Many of the COVID-safe behaviours we have been practising for the past couple of year are also effective at stopping the spread of flu:
- Stay at home if you have any symptoms and avoid close contact with others
- Sneeze into your elbow or cover your face with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Clean your hands by washing them often and thoroughly
- Wear a face mask in crowded spaces, especially on public transport.