JMU students who have started an allergy desensitization program (allergy shots) with an allergist can get their shots at the UHC during the regular school year. Charges apply

The UHC does NOT provide the initial (first time) injections of allergy serum for students who are  just beginning therapy. This is considered high risk and the National Allergy societies’ guidelines specify that this therapy be started in the Allergist's office. The UHC will do build-up and maintenance therapy.

For all students - Allergy Immunotherapy Administration Form must be completed by your allergy physician. The completed form may be mailed with the allergy extract or brought to the UHC with the allergy extract. (Sample of completed Allergy Extract Administration Form)
Each vial of allergy extract must be labeled with:
  • Patient's name
  • Name of the antigen(s)
  • Dilution
  • Expiration date

Allergy shots are administered by appointment during regular business hours. Log-in to MyJMUHealth to make an appointment. Online scheduling is only available during fall and spring semesters. To schedule an appointment over the summer, please call 540-568-6178. 

  • First-time students need to make an allergy consult appointment prior to beginning allergy shots.
  • Returning students need to drop off their serum 24 hours prior to scheduling an appointment to resume allergy shots.
Allergy injections will not be given if:
  • Fever over 100 degrees within 24 hours
  • Severe cough or wheezing
  • Acute infection (less than 3 days treatment)
  • Varicella/Zoster (chicken pox, shingles)
  • Plant dermatitis (poison ivy, etc.)
  • Acute upper respiratory infection with fever and/or wheezing
  • Pregnancy
  • Beta-blocker therapy (propranolol, atenolol, etc.)

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