- $25 per allergy shot visit
Students Requiring Allergy Injections
The Health Center can administer allergy immunotherapy prescribed by an outside doctor. Injections can be continued on a schedule that has been established by your allergist or treating physician. Our guidelines require several pieces of documentation in order for our staff physicians to supervise the injections. They are as follows:
- The name, address, phone and fax number of your treating physician.
- An antigen injection schedule - this should include an area to record the date, antigen, dilution, dosage and injection site.
- Antigen administration instructions - any routine or special instructions for our nursing staff should be included here.
- Instructions for missed doses, local or systemic reactions.
- A copy of the note from your last clinic visit with your physician.
We will require these five pieces of documentation for all students who wish to receive continuous allergy immunotherapy at the Health Center. Initial injections should be given at your own physicians’ office. The health center will not initiate immunotherapy. If a student has an allergy gap of greater than 60 days should visit with their private physician prior to receiving an injection at the Health Center.
The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccination each flu season.
During fall flu clinics, SMU offers free flu shots for SMU students, benefit eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. SMU students also may obtain free flu shots, while supplies last, at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center during regular business hours. Free flu shot clinics are held around various locations on campus during the fall semester.
Bring your SMU ID card and wear short-sleeved shirts if possible.
Before You Go
To shorten your wait at the flu clinics, please take these steps.
- Review the flu vaccine information: Influenza Vaccine - What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control)
To Keep a Healthy SMU Campus, please:
- Get vaccinated.
- If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (sudden onset fever/chills, cough, body aches), it is important to see a medical provider early. To be effective, antiviral medications should be started within 48 hours after symptoms begin.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with either a disposable tissue or your sleeve.
- Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Persons who may have flu should stay at home to avoid spreading the illness to others.
Dallas county influenza resources and updates are available at : www.dallascounty.org.
More information about the flu is available at smu.edu/flu.
$15.00 plus the cost of the vaccine:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- HPV 9 (Gardasil) - series of 3 injections
- Meningitis B
- TB Skin Test (Injection fee)
- Tdap (Adacel)
- TwinRIX ( A & B )
Immunizations at no charge:
(*) indicates that it is mandatory