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Immunizations And Allergy Injections

Allergy injections

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 patient agreement and a signed physician order and the medication to be injected.

Allergy injections are given only by appointment. Appointments are available as follows (effective August 11, 2014):

Mondays, 10:30-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.

Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. and 12:15-3:15 p.m.

Thursdays, 10:30-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.

Fridays, 9-11 a.m. and 12:15-3:15 p.m.

These appointments require a 30 minute waiting period following injection. Please make your appointment accordingly. There is a charge for missed appointments.

Immunizations

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.

Immunizations and PPDs are given only by appointment. Appointments are available as follows (effective August 11, 2014):

Mondays, 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m..
Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m..
Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.