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.
The following information/items will need to be received by UHS before allergy injections will be administered:
- Allergist will need to complete, sign and fax the Allergy Desensitization Form for Allergist to the UHS Allergy/Immunization/Travel Clinic
- Allergist will include their most recent office visit progress note when they fax the Allergy Desensitization Form
- Vials of allergy extract must be clearly labeled with
- Patient's name
- Vial name or contents (example "vial 1" or "TWG")
- Contents' concentration
- Expiration date
- Record of last dose, including date, name of antigen, dosage, and any local reaction
- Dosage sheet matching patient name on vials and including patient’s date of birth
- Instructions for dosing schedule, including frequency of injections and minimum time between shots.
- Instructions for dosage adjustment due to missed/late injections or local reactions.
Additionally, before receiving allergy immunotherapy at UHS, each student must have an appointment with a general medicine provider at UHS to evaluate whether the student is a good candidate for immunotherapy at UHS. The completed Allergy Desensitization Form for Allergist must be in the UHS chart before they can make this appointment. To schedule an appointment for initial allergy clearance with a general medicine provider call the Allergy/Immunization/Travel Clinic at 512-475-8301.
Once cleared at this appointment, the student may schedule appointments for allergy shots at UHS AFTER the allergy nurse has confirmed that we have received all of the information listed above.
Allergy extract may be mailed or delivered directly to:
UHS Allergy, Immunization, and Travel 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 team lead physician for the allergy clinic.