Requirements for starting allergy injections
There are FOUR main requirements prior to starting allergy injections at the IU Student Health Center. All other requirements and information will be explained at your appointment.
- You MUST have the required allergy paperwork completely filled out before the first appointment. We will not give any injections without these forms being reviewed and signed by the allergist.
- Appointments are required to receive allergy shots. We provide regular immunizations to the entire IU Bloomington student population, in addition to serving as a travel clinic open to the public. In order to have adequate time to provide the safest care possible to all students, an appointment is required. You can make one or multiple appointments either by scheduling online or by calling 812-855-7688. If there is not an appointment time that works with your schedule, please call 812-855-7514 to speak with one our Immunization nurses to make arranagements.
- You MUST have an EpiPen. Either the allergist can provide this or we can prescribe it at your first appointment. After the first appointment, NO shots will be given without the nurse seeing the EpiPen prior to injections being given.
- Shots WILL NOT be given the same day the serum arrives. Processing incoming allergy serum can take up to 30 minutes and needs to be reviewed by all nurses who give allergy injections. Please make arrangements to have the serum mailed ahead of time or, if dropping off in person, return for an appointment at least 1-2 days after serum drop off.
Allergy Serum Arrival to the IU Student Health Center Facility
Allergy serum, along with the required paperwork, can be shipped directly to the Student Health Center with attention to Immunization, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (We are not able to accept deliveries of serum on the weekends). The serum can also be dropped off in-person, prior to patient’s first appointment (see requirement #4 above).