A patient getting an allergy shot from a Watkins nurse

Allergy Injections & Immunizations

Available to students, faculty and staff

Allergy Injections

KU students, faculty and staff may continue their Allergy Immunotherapy Treatment Plan at Watkins Health Services. We will coordinate your care with the Allergist of your choice.


Watkins Health Service offers a wide variety of immunizations. For a listing of immunizations and a Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) about each vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

See Travel Health for information on travel vaccines.

Please note that the following immunizations require a doctor's order prior to scheduling an appointment:

  • Polio
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid


KU students can make an appointment for allergy injections and immunizations by calling 785-864-9507 or through your patient portal.

KU faculty and staff can make an appointment to receive allergy injections and immunizations by calling 785-864-9565.

  • For allergy shots, first-time allergy patients will need to call 785-864-9507 to schedule their “Initial Allergy” visit. Include an additional 30 minutes to your appointment to allow time for the mandatory observation period after you receive the allergen injection. Bring your EpiPen® to each appointment, this is required to receive allergy injections at Watkins.
  • For immunizations, certain ones require an additional 15 minutes to your appointment to allow time for the mandatory observation period.
  • For travel immunizations, visit WHS at least 6-8 weeks before your trip abroad. This allows enough time for the vaccines you need to take effect and ensures you have plenty of time to get vaccines that require more than one dose. If you are referred by an outside provider, please bring your physician’s orders with you.


There are charges assessed for allergy and immunization shots, which are not covered under the KU mandatory student health fee. Provide your current insurance information to WHS Business Office so the bill can go directly to the insurance company. Call the WHS Business Office at 785-864-9520 if you have questions.