University Health Services
Allergy injections may be administered by a registered nurse in the clinic. You must be an established allergy patient and provide the medication and instructions from your own physician. Allergy testing is not conducted in the clinic. Please allow 20 minutes for waiting time after your injections.
Allergy Injection Policy
UNA Health Services will administer allergy injections with the following Provisions on file:
- Written orders from your allergist who has provided the appropriate serum(s).
- Your signature on the allergy injection consent form.
There is always a possibility of an adverse reaction to an allergy shot. For your safety, our policy is as follows:
- A medical provider must be present in the clinic.
- You must wait 15 minutes in the clinic after receiving your injection.
- Before leaving, you must be checked for any signs of reaction to the injection
- The injection site must not be rubbed or scratched. If itching occurs, apply ice.
- Immediately report any problems/reaction from an allergy injection to the clinic nurse.
Patient responsibilities include:
- Having current instructions, injection schedules, and serum(s) at the clinic.
- Adhering to the injection schedule as prescribed by your allergist.
- Arranging to receive allergy injections during Christmas, Thanksgiving, Spring Breaks and at other times when the clinic is closed.
- Obtaining refill serum(s) as needed.
- The student should avoid vigorous exercise one hour before and after injections.
- Picking up remaining serum(s) when leaving campus for semester breaks, graduation, or withdrawal from the university. Any serum remaining after May graduation ceremonies will be discarded. We do not mail/ship medications. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Understanding your allergist instructions.
Allergy Injection administration requirements:
- Allergy injections will be given on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-3pm. This is done to ensure patient satisfaction and compliance.
- You must be present in the clinic before 3pm to receive your allergy injection.NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Schedule is subject to change during interim periods and summer semester.
- You must adhere to the injection schedule as prescribed by your allergist. Missing three (3) visits as prescribed by your allergist, requiring an adjustment to your scheduled injections, results in the student becoming ineligible to receive allergy injections at the clinic and referral back to his/her allergist.
STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of the University of North Alabama to afford equal opportunities in education and in employment to qualified persons regardless of age, color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex, in accordance with all laws, including Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act of 1991, and Executive Order 11246. The coordinator for nondiscrimination policies for students is Irons Law Firm, 219 N Court Street, Florence, Alabama 35630. The coordinator for employees is the Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, Room 222, Bibb Graves Hall or telephone 256.765.4291