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Allergy Clinic

The Allergy Clinic serves the needs of UVM students requiring ongoing allergy desensitization injections. We do not perform allergy skin tests, or prescribe or initiate allergy shots. Students who have already been tested and are in the process of receiving allergy injections may continue that process while here at UVM through Allergy Clinic at Student Health Services with the appropriate support of your treating allergist. We follow the guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

How do I get established with the allergy clinic?

  • Have your allergist send us a legible allergy regime with clearly defined orders.
  • This should include an alternative schedule when/if you are late receiving your allergy injection.
  • Bring or have our allergist mail us your allergy serum vials. Your serum must have expiration dates.
  • Once our allergy nurse has reviewed your materials, she will contact you to initiate allergy care.

How do I make an appointment for allergy shots?

  • Once you are established as above, you can schedule allergy appointments on line at Mywellbeing.uvm.edu.

What should I expect at an allergy shot visit?

  • At each visit, you will be asked to complete a brief set of questions about your current health, and any pre-medications you may need to take.
  • You are required to wait in Student Health for 30 minutes after receiving their injection.
  • After 30 minutes you will be seen by the nurse to evaluate any reaction to the injection.
  • Trained clinical staff, including a physician, is always on site to manage any emergency reaction to your allergy shot.

What are the fees for allergy shot clinic?

  • Students who have paid the health fee have no additional costs to utilize the services of the Allergy Clinic.

For more information about the Allergy Clinic contact Student Health Services at 656-3350.

Last modified May 05 2014 06:00 PM