Allergy, Immunization and Travel Clinic

Student Services Building, 2.102

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday - Friday
First and second Wednesdays of the month, closed from noon-1:30 p.m.

512-475-8301

512-471-7119

Meet Your Care Team

Services Provided

Allergy Immunotherapy (Injections)

UT students who have started an allergy desensitization program (allergy injections) with an allergist licensed in Texas may be eligible to have their injections administered at UHS (charges apply).

Texas law requires allergy injection orders from a provider licensed to practice in Texas. If your allergist is licensed out of state, you must establish care with an allergist in Texas. UHS does not have an allergist on our staff.

Allergy testing is not available at UHS.

To begin the allergy injection process, read the information below:

Before receiving allergy injections at UHS, the following items are required to be completed:

  1. A completed and signed Allergy Desensitization Form – to be signed by an allergist licensed to practice in Texas.
  2. A copy of your most recent allergist visit note.
  3. A record of your last dose, including date, name of antigen, dosage, and any local reaction.
  4. Dosage schedule instructions including the frequency and minimum time between injections.
  5. Dose adjustment instructions due to missed/late injections or local reactions.
  6. Dosage sheet including and matching patient’s name and date of birth.
  7. Allergy extract vials must be clearly labeled with:
    a. Patient's name
    b. Vial name or contents (for example "vial 1" or "TWG")
    c. Allergy extract concentration
    d. Expiration date
  8. After receiving the completed Allergy Desensitization Form and the information listed above, the student will be instructed to schedule an appointment with a UHS provider to evaluate whether they are an appropriate candidate for immunotherapy at UHS.
  9. After all necessary information from the allergist has been verified, a secure message will be sent to the student’s MyUHS/CMHC portal with step-by-step instructions on scheduling this appointment.
  10. AFTER a patient is cleared by a UHS provider, and all the above items have been received, the student may schedule their injection by calling 512-475-8301.
  11. Allergy extracts may either be mailed or delivered directly to:

The University of Texas at Austin
Student Services Building
University Health Services
Allergy, Immunization and Travel Clinic
100 West Dean Keeton Street, 2.102
Austin, TX 78712-1107

If you personally deliver your extract and allergist records:

  • Keep the extract refrigerated. Do not place it in the freezer.
  • Deliveries are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for noon to 1:30 p.m. on the first and second Wednesdays of the month and on UT holidays when the office is closed.
  • We are located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Building (SSB).

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

Any student who experiences a significant systemic reaction will not be able to receive subsequent injections at UHS until being evaluated by the prescribing allergist. Written recommendations must be provided to UHS for subsequent dosing, which will be reviewed by a UHS provider.

Immunizations

View information on immunizations and medical clearance requirements for incoming students.

The following immunizations are offered at AIT.

Additional Resources

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Testing

AIT offers appointments for students needing tuberculosis blood tests (QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus and T-SPOT®.TB test (T-Spot)) or Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD).

Students who receive a PPD skin test must return to the clinic 48-72 hours after the test is placed to interpret the results.

Administration of Injectable Medications

Nurses at UHS can administer many, but not all, ongoing injections prescribed by an off-campus provider.

Please refer to the clearance visits page for assistance in determining your eligibility to receive shots at UHS.

Please note:

  • Texas requires an order from a provider licensed to practice in Texas to inject the medication. The prescribing provider must complete this Injectable Medication Prescriber Form containing the nurse's order. (If your prescriber is not licensed in Texas, we can guide you to a local specialist or UHS provider to assist with the required nursing orders.)
  • Students must provide their own injectable medication(s).
  • UHS administers a range of medications as part of its services. Those typically cleared for administration are listed below. If you require an injection not included in the list, you may request a review for consideration by calling 512-475-8301. Please note that Xolair and Methotrexate are not administered at UHS. If you require assistance finding a specialist in the Austin area to administer your injection, please call 512-475-6877 for a list of local specialists near campus. It's important to note that intramuscular psychiatric medications are not administered at UHS. Again, if you need help establishing care with a specialist for injection administration, please call 512-475-6877 for assistance.

Medications cleared for administration at UHS include:

  • Benlysta
  • Dupixent
  • Enbrel
  • Humira
  • Nucala
  • Simponi
  • Skyrizi
  • Stelara
  • Taltz
  • Testosterone
  • Vitamin B-12

Travel Health

We serve students, faculty, and staff. Our team uses the most current information from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and Shoreland’s computerized Tavel Health Information Services.

If you need a study abroad clearance, visit the Clearance Visits page.

Travel Health Consultations

A consultation with a healthcare professional with training in travel medicine. The visit includes itinerary specific counseling on health risks and risk mitigation including immunization recommendations in addition to general travel advice on preventative measures for food, drink, climate and recreational activities. Travel consultations are required to receive travel vaccines such as Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Polio, Hepatitis A and Japanese Encephalitis. The travel specialist will arrange a separate visit with a UHS provider (separate UHS standard charge) for prescription medications for malaria prophylaxis, traveler’s diarrhea and the prevention of altitude sickness.

Appointments

Travel health consultations are offered both in-person and via telehealth. If your travel is within two weeks, scheduling an in-person appointment is advisable to expedite the administration of necessary vaccines. Following a telehealth consultation, you will be required to schedule a separate appointment for vaccine administration.

Scheduling

Step 1

  • Call 512-475-8301 to schedule your appointment. After calling, you will be sent your pre-visit questionnaire via a secure message in the portal.
  • It is advised to schedule early, preferably at least 6-8 weeks before your departure, as appointments tend to fill up quickly, especially before peak travel times (December, before Spring Break, April, and May).
  • Please note that all immunizations require two weeks to reach optimum effectiveness, and some may be administered in a series.
  • If you do not have student/staff insurance, please contact your insurance company to verify coverage for vaccines at UHS.

Step 2
Upload your immunization records to the MyUHS/CMHC portal. This information is crucial for our healthcare professionals to provide you with the best recommendations for pre-travel immunizations.

Step 3
Educate yourself on staying safe and healthy while traveling. We encourage you to explore these resources:

  • Travel Health Online provides free, up-to-date country-specific recommendations.
  • Travel Safety 101 offers essential safety guidelines for travelers abroad.
  • Health and Safety Resources, knowing you have resources to deal with emergencies as they arise, can reduce the uncertainty associated with embarking on a study or research program.

Costs

  • The travel consultation costs $35 for enrolled students, faculty, and staff, and it is not billed to insurance.
  • Immunization costs will be billed to your insurance. You will be responsible for payment if your insurance does not cover these costs.
  • If necessary, prescriptions for travel medications will be provided. Patients can provide their insurance information to their pharmacy to determine coverage.
  • Appointments with a UHS provider for prescription medication will incur standard visit charges.
  • Recommendations for over-the-counter medications will be provided for purchase.
  • Suggestions for necessary supplies for your trip will also be made.
  • If your department covers some or all of your travel costs, please inform us when scheduling your appointment. Any charges not covered by your department will be your responsibility.