Allergy Injections

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New Allergy Injection Patients: 

If you get regular allergy injections from an allergy specialist and would like to continue to receive your injections while enrolled at Georgia Tech, arrangements can be made to receive allergy injections from Stamps Health Services under most circumstances.

In order to receive your immunotherapy at our facility, SHS requires that you be under the care of an Atlanta-based Board Certified Allergist. Please make an appointment with an Atlanta-based allergist prior to starting class at Georgia Tech.

Forms

Download and complete the following forms from this website and take them with you to your allergist appointment:

After Your Visit

FAX or bring all the completed forms to Stamps Health Services Travel, Immunization and Allergy Department. FAX number 404.894.6254. Once SHS receives all the appropriate paperwork, a letter will be faxed to your Atlanta based allergist authorizing SHS to administer your allergy injections.

Schedule Your Appointment

Call (404) 385-4995 to make your first allergy injection appointment. You may schedule subsequent appointments online. If you are a brand new allergy patient and have never received allergy injections prior to this visit, you must receive the first three (3) injections at your allergist's office. We require that you have an EpiPen at each visit and wait 30 minutes after your allergy injections. We will not administer your injections if you do not have an EpiPen or do not agree to wait 30 minutes.

Reactions

LOCAL REACTIONS: Swelling at the injection site, itching or redness - This can normally be reduced by premedicating with an antihistamine, applying ice or a topical anti-itch cream.

SYSTEMIC REACTIONS: Hives, swelling of the lips or tongue, wheezing or shortness of breath. Please use your epi-pen and seek emergency medical attention immediately. If you are still in the clinic tell the nurse immediately. If you are not in the clinic please call 911.

Current Allergy Injection Patients: 

Please recheck the information forms and nurse-asked questions each semester.

  • Make an appointment online.
  • Check-in at the kiosks in the main lobby.
  • Go down the main corridor to the Travel, Immunization and Allergy injections area; It will be the hallway on the right before lab/radiology.
  • Proceed down the hall to the staff desk and check in.

General Information

  • If your allergist requires you to pre-medicate before your injection and you have not done so, YOU WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE.
  • Always bring antihistamine medication and an EpiPen® with you when you come for an injection as a safety precaution. 
  • You must have injection sites checked by a nurse 30 minutes after injection. There are no exceptions to this policy. You must wait inside the Stamps Health Services building during your wait time. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THIS SAFETY POLICY WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF ALLERGY INJECTIONS AT STAMPS HEALTH SERVICES.
  • Before leaving Stamps Health Services, please go to the cashiers desk to check out.
  • While waiting to have the injection checked, notify the nurse if you experience any of the following:
    • runny nose
    • wheezing
    • sneezing
    • itching
    • flushing
    • hives
    • shortness of breath
    • facial swelling
    • coughing
    • anxiety
    • pins and needles sensation of the skin
    • nasal congestion

 

 

Questions

The RN giving the injections will ask the following questions:

  • Did you have any reactions from your last injections?
  • Are you sick?
  • Are you taking any new medications since your last visit and did you premedicate if necessary?
  • Have you had any asthma incidents or problems breathing?
  • If female, are you pregnant?
  • Do you have your EpiPen® and antihistamine with you?