The Ball State Student Health Center will administer allergy shots to students who bring instructions and serum from their doctor. Students are seen for allergy injections only by appointment. Please see our policy regarding allergy shots below. If you do not wish to get your allergy shots at the health center, there are private allergists in the Muncie area who will administer allergy serum.
Please bring your serum and your doctor's instructions to the Health Center at least 1 business day before you wish to receive your frst injection from us so that we may review your records and talk to your allergist's office if we need any clarification.
- The student/patient is responsible for providing and re-ordering the allergy serum.
- Allergy serum must be accompanied by explicit directions for administration, late instructions, date of last injections, and a list of allergens in each bottle.
- Each vial is to be labeled with the patient's name and an expiration date.
- The above criteria must be met prior to administration of allergy serum at our health center.
- If you are so late for your shot that your allergist's written instructions do not apply to the situation, it is your responsibility to call your allergist's office and ask them to fax us instructions.
- Injections are given Monday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. by appointment only.
- Injections are administered by a nurse. Disposable syringes and needles are provided.
- After the injection, the student must wait at least 20 minutes. If your allergist's instructions call for a longer wait then you must follow those instructions. The injection site must be checked by a nurse before the student leaves the health center.
- Students are responsible for taking their solution and instructions with them if they will need an injection while away from Ball State.
- The Health Center provides storage for allergy serum at the Health Center. Reasonable care is taken to insure their safety. Refrigeration temperatures are monitored daily when the health center is open and if the temperature is out of range, it is addressed promptly and vaccines are moved to a different storage location. Under certain circumstances these precautions may be insufficient and damage to sera may occur.
- Please be advised that the Health Center will not assume financial responsibility for damage caused by such unforeseeable occurrences. In the event of probable damage to your serum, you will be notified to obtain fresh serum from your providing physician.
- The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, our accrediting agency, prohibits storage of expired medications. Therefore, unclaimed allergy extracts will be destroyed on the last day of the month during which they expire.
- Injections for venom, bees, wasps and yellow jackets, etc., are not given in this facility. The staff can refer you to an allergist in the area if you need these injections.