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Allergy Injections

Allergy injections are administered according to the instructions and injection schedule provided by your allergist.  They are administered at our campus clinic at 100 Marie Curie by a nurse while a physician is present.

If you require regular allergy injections and are registered to a primary care provider at BWFHT, you can visit the campus clinic at any time for your shots. When you arrive, inform the receptionist that you are here for an allergy shot; this will reduce your waiting time. Remember that to get the full benefit from your allergy treatment you must follow your prescribed injection schedule closely.

Important Information

Each patient is responsible for ensuring that the required documents and medication vials are delivered or brought to BWFHT. When the serum is received, BWFHT will call you to let you know so you can schedule an appointment with a BWFHT family physician or come in to see the campus clinic physician.  The BWFHT physician will confirm that allergy shots can be started and write a doctor’s order that the BWFHT nurse will follow for your allergy desensitization therapy.  An allergy injection schedule will also be set up with you.

It is the patient’s responsibility to notify their allergist when their serum must be reordered.  The nurse will let you know when your remaining serum is running low.

How To Access

Current patients who are registered to a BWFHT primary care provider are eligible to access this service.

If you need regular allergy injections, you can present to the clinic at any time for your shots. Please remember that you must register at least 30 minutes prior to the clinic’s closing time because you must wait twenty minutes after your injection (in case of a reaction). Allergy injections will only be administered when there is a physician on site at the clinic.

What to Expect

To receive allergy shots at BWFHT:

  • Roster with a family physician at BWFHT
  • Complete allergy testing with the allergist who will order allergy desensitization treatment
  • Arrange for orders & serum to be sent to BWFHT

It is recommended that the allergist administer your first allergy shot in case you have a reaction. You can also receive your first allergy shot at our clinic from your family physician at BWFHT. Your allergist must send allergy desensitization treatment instructions and the injection schedule to BWFHT, including:

  • Schedule of injection progression
  • Instructions for adjusting doses for missed visits and local reactions
  • Contents of vials, including allergens, potency, expiration
  • Allergist’s signature and contact numbers
How To Prepare

All patients initiating immunotherapy at BWFHT must be seen by their BWFHT family physician or Nurse Practitioner prior to starting allergy injections, and an order to start allergy injections must be written in the patient’s chart.

Each patient must provide BWFHT with written documentation from their allergist including:

  • Schedule of injection advancement
  • Instructions for adjusting doses for missed visits and local reactions
  • Contents of vials, including potency and expiration date
  • The allergist’s contact information

The patient is responsible for ensuring that the required documents and serum vials are delivered to BWFHT.

Once the BWFHT physician/NP has written the order to start allergy injections, the patient can present at the campus clinic for their allergy shots and must register at least 30 minutes prior to closing time. All patients must wait 30 minutes in the waiting room after their allergy shot. If a patient is unable to wait 30 minutes post-injection, the allergy shot will not be given.

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