SHS offers continuous care for students receiving an allergy injection prescribed by an allergist. Students may schedule appointments to receive their injections by calling (314) 935-6666, option 0.
Students obtaining allergy treatment services from SHS must present a printed, signed physician order and the medication to be injected.
Allergy injections are given only by appointment. Appointments are available as follows:
Mondays, 1-3:15 p.m.
Tuesdays, 1-3:15 p.m.
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
Fridays, 10:30-12:45 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.
These appointments require a 30 minute waiting period following injection. Please make your appointment accordingly. There is a charge for missed appointments.
All incoming students must provide proof of immunization for the following:
- 2 vaccines each for measles, mumps and rubella after the age of one year old. A titer
- may be provided in lieu of the immunizations.
- 1 tuberculosis test (PPD skin test or blood test such as T-spot or Quantiferon gold) in the past 6 months for students at high risk of tuberculosis. These tests can be performed at SHS, but ideally should be done 6 months or less before coming to school.
- High risk for tuberculosis includes: foreign born from a high-prevalence country; travel for more than 2 months to a high prevalence country; contact with active tuberculosis; HIV positive; suppressed immune system from illness or medication (e.g. organ transplant, prednisone treatment); medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, or kidney failure; body weight 10% or more below ideal Body Image; work in prison, nursing home, homeless shelter, or hospital; work in lab with mycobacteria; history of abnormal chest x-ray.
It is also suggested that students also provide proof of immunization for:
- Tetanus diphtheria acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the past 10 years
- Meningococcal vaccine if living in a dormitory-type setting (including a booster if initial dose was given before age 16)
- Hepatitis A and/or B vaccine
- Varicella vaccine
- HPV vaccine for those age 9-26
- Routine childhood immunizations including polio
- Annual influenza vaccine in the fall
Immunizations including HPV, tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningitis, influenza, measles, mumps and rubella are offered at Student Health Services. Please call (314) 935-6666 for more information or to schedule a nursing appointment.