The student health center staff administers allergy injections during doctor's hours under the order and instructions of the student's allergist, who has prescribed and prepared the serum. Allergy serum and instructions for the administration of serum can be stored at the Student Health Center .
Students must wait in the student health center at least twenty minutes (20) after receiving an allergy injection . Failure to comply with the wait requirement will result in allergy injection services being discontinued for you at the student health center.
Before receiving their first allergy injection, the student will be asked to read and initial the Allergy Injection Instructions.
Time and day allergy injections are administered during the academic year:
Requirements and Responsibilities
This information is provided for King's College students who have been receiving allergy shots from their allergist at home and who wish to continue with their injections while attending King's.
It is your responsibility to supply the allergy serum you physician has supplied.
Be sure that all vials are properly labeled and that your injection schedule and allergist's instructions are enclosed.
Required Information includes:
- Your name
- Contents of each vial of serum
- Dilution of each serum vial
- Expiration date of each serum vial
- Dosage schedule
- Frequency of injections
- Instructions for dosage adjustments based on type of reaction
- Interval between injections
- Signature of allergist
- Printed name and address, telephone number, and office hours of allergist
Receiving Your Injection
Refrigerated storage for your allergy serum is provided in the student health center located in Andre Hall (72 West North St).
A physician is required to be in the student health center whenever allergy injections are administered.
Important Safety Concerns
Before you receive your injection, inform the nurse of any medications that you are taking. Certain prescription medications used to treat eye problems, headaches, or high blood pressure may contain beta-blockers that can increase the risk of serious reactions to allergy injections.
Life threatening reactions can occur even in individuals who have been receiving allergy injections for a long time. You will be required to wait twenty minutes (20) after receiving your injection(s).
During the waiting period after the injection, notify the nurse immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Anxiety ("feeling strange")
- Excessive nasal congestion
- Excessive sneezing
- Facial swelling
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath
You must have the nurse inspect the injection site before you leave the health center.
Failure to comply with the twenty (20) minute wait requirement will result in allergy injection services being discontinued for you at the student health center.
If increased redness and swelling occurs at the injection site, you may apply ice to the site and take an antihistamine, e.g. Benadryl 25 mg by mouth.
Medical Supplies (on loan)
- Heating Pads
- Wheel chairs
Items must be returned in good condition by the assigned date. The student may keep the item for an additional time period by contacting Student Health and completing another agreement form. If the item is not returned by the assigned date, the student will be contacted by the Student Health Center .
If the item is not returned by the end of the semester, the student will be billed for that item by the business office.
The health center clinicians may feel that it is necessary to refer a patient to a community specialist. Charges for these outside services are the responsibility of the student. Please check with your insurance carrier before obtaining outside medical services. Transportation and fees incurred are the responsibility of the student.