Allergy Injections

McKinley Health Center is pleased to administer allergy injections to UIUC students who are under an immunotherapy regimen. Our goal is to continue a desensitization program for students who have started allergy injections with their allergist.

Allergy injections are given Monday through Friday from 9:15am - 3:45pm.

  • Allergy injections are scheduled after the receipt of allergy serum and allergist's order.
  • Your first injection in the series must have been given in the allergist office. (You must also receive your first allergy injection in the allergist office if it has been more than a year since your last injection.)
  • Avoid strenuous exercise 1 hour before and after your injections.
  • It is important for you to inform the nurse if you have any current health problems or if you had any reactions to your previous injections.
  • You are expected to remain in the clinic for a minimum of 30 minutes following your injection(s) and report any reactions that occur.
  • Non-compliance with instructions given will result in the discontinuation of your allergy injections at the Health Center.
  • McKinley does not administer injections unless one of our physicians or advance practice providers is on site.
  • McKinley adheres to the allergen immunotherapy practice parameters of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
  • If you or your allergist have any questions regarding procedures for allergy injections, please contact the Immunization and Travel Clinic at 217-333-2700.

 

Instructions for First Time Allergy Patients

  • Ask your allergist to read and complete the following documents prior to visiting McKinley Health Center for your initial appointment:
  • Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for your initial visit.
  • Bring your University ID card to every visit.
  • If you or your allergist have any questions regarding procedures for allergy injections, please contact the Immunization and Travel clinic at: 217-333-2700