receiving allergy immunotherapy may continue to receive their injections while
Student Health will be glad to
store allergy serum in our monitored medication refrigerator and administer
allergy shots as a courtesy to students so they may continue their treatment
conveniently on campus.
injections are administered by our Rapid Care nurse on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays.Important things to know about our allergy injection service
Health will not accept allergy serum vials in the mail. Students must
arrange to pick up both their serum and shot instructions from their
ordering office or have it mailed directly to them in the residence
hall/off campus apartment. Any allergy serum sent to SHS via mail is
returned to the ordering office.
- Patients are required to wait
30 minutes post injection. NO exceptions. Patients who refuse to wait
the required time may be discharged from the allergy injection service.
- Patients who frequently arrive late or miss their schedule appointments may be discharged from the allergy injection service.
does not mix allergy serum nor do we provide allergy testing. In order
to receive allergy injections at SHS, patients must have already
started allergy shots and be progressing without significant reactions.
Shot instructions must be brought to SHS and we will follow the buildup
schedule ordered by the patient’s home allergy provider.
serum may be signed out over break or holiday periods if a patient
would like to resume injections at home while away from ECU. Patients
are responsible for the care and handling of serum if it is checked out
- Our allergy appointments are popular, and we may not be able to accommodate a student at the last minute. Allergy patients are expected to pre-schedule all of their injection appointments. On the rare occasion that our allergy nurses are unavailable or appointments have to be bumped, we will make every effort to reschedule the student for a time and day that is most convenient to their schedule.
First time allergy patients
schedule a “new allergy patient” appointment by calling (252) 328-6841
or stopping by our appointment office. This appointment will last
approximately 20-30 minutes as the Rapid Care nurse will review the
allergy shot schedule, discuss necessary policies, obtain a written consent giving SHS permission to administer allergy serum
, and also find
out about the patient’s health history, medications, allergies, and any
necessary pre or post injection routines. First time allergy patients
should bring in their serum prior to their initial appointment; it can
be dropped off during our normal business hours.
After this initial appointment, the patient can then schedule all
subsequent appointments for future injections; we encourage patients to
book in advance to ensure availability of appointments. Current allergy patients
call (252) 328-6841 or stop in the appointment office at SHS to set up
allergy shot appointments. The Rapid Care nurse will adjust the dosage
per the ordering office’s instructions if a patient has missed shots.
Any local or systemic reactions should be reported to the Rapid Care
nurse. SHS will notify the ordering office when vials are near
expiration or almost empty but the new vials of serum will need to be
picked up by or delivered directly to the patient. Vials which expire
will be destroyed by SHS.