Health Services administers allergy shots as a convenience to NIU students. This service is available to students for $35.00 per semester. Allergy testing and serum preparation is NOT done at Health Services. The allergy clinic provides allergy injections, which are coordinated with the student's private allergist. Their allergy serum and an injection schedule must be provided from their allergist or physician. The student’s serum will be stored in the clinic refrigerator. The injection schedule needs to include the following information:
• Patient's name • Content and strength of mixture • Dosage • Interval time between doses • Expiration date of serum • Signature of physician or allergist • Allergist office address and telephone number
Allergy shots are administered by trained nursing staff. Patients are asked to stay in the allergy clinic for thirty (30) minutes after the injection to allow the nurse to monitor for any reactions. Call Preventive Medicine to schedule an appointment. For further information, please call 815-753-9760 or 815-753-9585. The fax number is 815-753-9910.