Immunisation information: staying healthy while studying

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Serious illness can significantly affect your ability to complete your programme. Here at AUT, we’re committed to making sure your health, safety and wellbeing are the best they can be.

Protect yourself from preventable diseases

The Immunisation Advisory Centre and AUT have developed an important fact sheet, outlining how you can help protect yourself from a number of preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, and rubella, influenza, chicken pox and meningococcal disease.​

There’s also information available to support students who are enrolled in clinical programmes, where there’s an increased risk of contracting and spreading infectious diseases.

'Staying healthy while studying' fact sheet (Immunisation Advisory Centre website)


Measles is among the most contagious viral disease known. An infected person is unknowin​gly spreading the virus four days before ​they develop the measles rash and 9 out of 10 unprotected people coming into contact with an infected person will get sick. ​The virus can also still make you sick two hours ​after the infected person has left the room.

What do I need to look for?

  • Measles starts with a fever, red eyes, cough, and runny nose
  • About three days later, a red rash starts on the face and spreads down the body.

Next steps

  • Have you been immunised? Vaccinations are free. To be protected, you need to have had two mumps, measles and rubella vaccinations. Check with your doctor (GP) or ask your parent/s or caregiver/s.
  • If you’re feeling unwell, isolate yourself and phone Healthline on 0800 611 116
  • Do not come into any of the three AUT campuses – stay at home​

Immunisation screening for students in clinical programmes

If you’re an AUT student studying a clinical programme like physiotherapy, occupational therapy or nursing, watch the video below. It explains how immunisation screening works and how you can get evidence, blood tests and vaccines to meet screening requirements for your programme.

Contact us

Student Medical Centre
+64 9 921 9992 or 09 921 9998


  • City Campus:  WB129
  • North Campus: AX (AUT Health) building, 3 Akoranga Drive
  • South Campus: MB109 (Nurse only – 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)


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