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Getting Allergy Shots at UHS

UT students who have started an allergy desensitization program (allergy shots) with an allergist can get their shots at UHS. Charges apply.

UHS does not administer the initial dose of allergen immunotherapy. Allergy testing is not available at UHS. Allergy shots are administered by appointment during regular business hours.

Before receiving allergy immunotherapy at UHS, each student will have an appointment with a general medicine provider at UHS to evaluate whether the student is a good candidate for immunotherapy at UHS. Once cleared at this appointment, the student may schedule appointments for allergy shots at UHS IF the allergist has provided the following:

  1. Prescribing physician name, office address, telephone, fax number.
  2. Vials of allergy extract clearly labeled with
    1. Patient's name, date of birth
    2. Vial name or contents (example "vial 1" or "TWG")
    3. Contents' concentration
    4. Expiration date
  3. Record of last dose, including date, name of antigen, dosage, and any local reaction
  4. Dosage sheet matching patient name on vials
  5. Instructions for dosing schedule, including frequency of injections and minimum time between shots.
  6. Instructions for dosage adjustment due to missed/late injections or local reactions.
  7. Allergist will need to complete the Allergy Desensitization Form for Allergist before allergy injections will be administered at UHS

To schedule an appointment for initial allergy clearance with a general medicine provider: Go Here.

Once cleared at this appointment, call 512-475-8301 or come to the UHS Allergy/Immunization Clinic on the second floor of the Student Services Building to schedule your first appointment for injections.

Allergy extract may be mailed or delivered directly to:
UHS Allergy/Immunization Clinic
UT-Austin University Health Services
100 West Dean Keeton St.
Austin, Texas 78712

All patients receiving allergy injections at UHS must agree to and sign an Allergy Shot Agreement form.

All patients must agree to wait 30 minutes after their shot(s) as a precaution in the event of an adverse reaction. Patients who cannot wait the full 30 minutes, may not receive allergy shots at UHS. After 30 minutes, nurses check patient's arm(s). Patients notify nurses immediately if they feel they are having a reaction.

Any student that experiences a significant systemic reaction will not be able to receive subsequent injections at UHS until evaluated by the prescribing allergist and written recommendations are provided to UHS for subsequent dosing, which will be reviewed by the UHS medical director.

When you graduate or take an extended break from UT

Call the Allergy/Immunization Clinic to let the staff know that you need to pick up your allergy extract and dosage sheets when you graduate, decide to leave UT, or if you want to take your extracts with you during extended periods away from Austin (such as semester breaks).

At the patient's request, UHS will send allergy extract to the patient's allergist by overnight delivery for a fee. Click the link below to download and complete a request form. Bring the form and your UT ID card or other valid photo ID to the UHS Allergy/Immunization Clinic during normal business hours.

Authorization for Release of Medical Records (PDF)

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