If you will need to receive allergy shots at college, please read and comply with the following directions in order to prevent interruption of your schedule when you arrive on campus. There will be no charge for receiving allergy shots at the student health center. Please take this letter to your allergist to ensure proper labeling of your vials and schedule.
The Student Health Service will administer allergy shots to students ONLY if their extracts and schedule meet the Student Health Service Allergy Clinic criteria.
Expiration date (not mix date)
Number, letter or color code to coincide with schedule indicating
contents and strength of each extract..
Prescribing physician’s name, address, phone and fax numbers
Extract to be used
Contents and strength of extracts
Dose and frequency of injections
Instructions for dose adjustment for missed or late shots
Due to increased risk of anaphylaxis, students who have never received allergy injections before, or who are resuming injections after a 2 month layoff, or who are new to receiving hymenoptera desensitization MUST receive their first two injections from their prescribing physician. If a student experiences a severe allergic reaction to an allergy injection, they MUST be evaluated by their prescribing physician or a local Allergist BEFORE they can resume receiving allergy injections at the Student Health Service.
The student should bring the extracts and schedule to the Student Health Service BEFORE the next shot is due. At that time, the allergy nurse will explain the clinic procedures and hours and complete necessary forms. The extracts will be stored at the Student Health Service. New extracts and schedules should be mailed to the Health Service at the address below.
Diann Lynch, RN, BC Student Health Service Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
To schedule, reschedule, or cancel an appointment, please call 315-859-4111.
Students who do not cancel a scheduled appointment before the time of the appointment will incur a $10.00 fee for a "No Show" appointment! To avoid the charge, please call and cancel your appointment.