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Allergy Shots

ALLERGY SHOTS

To ensure safe administration of prescribed antigens, allergy injection participants are responsible for providing Student Health Services with the following information:

  • Information on physician's letterhead
  • Contents of vials
  • Concentration of antigen
  • Expiration date on vial
  • Vials which are numbered or coded and correspond to instructions
  • Schedule indicating amount and frequency
  • Instructions for missed or late injections / local reactions
  • History of any significant local or systemic reactions
  • Waiting time length, minimum of 20 minutes

ALLERGY INJECTION INFORMATION

A patient’s first allergy shot MUST be administered by the prescribing allergist.

Please expect the initial allergy shot consultation at Student Health Services to take more than 1 hour:

  • 15 minute consultation with a Provider (MD or NP-Nurse Practitioner)
  • 30 minute appointment with an RN during which time the shot(s) will be given
  • Minimum of 20 minute waiting period before RN discharge

Routine allergy injections will be given Monday-Friday 8:45-11:30am and 1:30-4:00pm.

Injections will be given by a member of the nursing staff only when a physician is present in the clinic.

A member of the nursing staff will check for reactions after the required waiting time.

Individuals who are experiencing reactions either local or otherwise must notify the nursing staff immediately.

Individuals who receive an allergy injection and leave the clinic before the required 20 minute observation period and/or leave before being verbally discharged by a nurse, will be dropped from the program.

Participants are responsible for ensuring the safe delivery of their allergens to the Student Health Services.

Those wishing to have their allergens mailed to another location will be responsible for making all shipping arrangements.

Those wishing to have their allergens mailed to Student Health Services for storage should use the following address:

Address: Student Health Services, College of Charleston,181 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC  29424        

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Phone: 843.953.5520              

Emailhealthservices@cofc.edu   
  Fax:  843.953.6377