Hours & Location

M|T|R|F : 8:30am- 5:00pm
Wednesdays: 9am to 5pm
333 East Campus Mall
6th floor

Appointments

Online: MyUHS
Phone: 608-265-5600

Allergy and Immunizations


Allergy Shots

We can continue the desensitization program that was begun by your regular allergist. The clinic does not initiate a treatment plan of allergy shots, but can store allergy serum and give the shots. Patients who are given allergy shots must remain in the clinic for thirty minutes following their shot.

Flu Shots

The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive the flu vaccine each year. The 2014-15 flu vaccine (both shots and mist) is expected to be available sometime this fall. Check back in early Sept. for more information.

Immunizations

Don't take chances with your health when it's so easy to reduce your risk of disease by getting vaccinated. In addition to missing a week or more of classes, you can get dangerously ill from diseases such as meningoccoal disease, whooping cough, and measles.

Review your immunization history and arrange to get any missing vaccinations before you come to campus. If you aren’t able to get your vaccines before arriving, all these vaccines are available at UHS for a fee.


Chicken Pox (Varicella)
If you did not have chicken pox as a child, you should get immunized with the varicella vaccine. Two doses are recommended. More info (CDC) »

Hepatitis B (HBV)
A three-dose series of vaccine is recommended for all young adults prior to entering college. More on HBV»

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
This three-dose vaccine is recommended for all women ages 11–26 and men ages 11–21. More info (CDC) »

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
Two doses of live virus vaccine, both given after the first birthday. More on MMR (CDC)

Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)
An initial series of three or four shots usually given in childhood (DTP or dT), then “boosters” every ten years thereafter (Td or Tdap). The most recent booster shot should be the Tdap vaccine, which includes protection against pertussis.

Meningococcal Vaccine
Students aged 21 years or younger should have received a dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine not more than five years before enrollment.

Current CDC recommendations encourage the vaccination of all adolescents against meningococcal disease with two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), usually given at ages 12 and 16. If the first dose was administered before the 16th birthday, a second dose should be administered before enrollment in college. More on meningitis »

Pertussis (Tdap)
A booster dose of pertussis vaccine (administered with tetanus-diphtheria vaccine as Tdap) given after 2005 is recommended for all adolescents and young adults. It can be given regardless of the duration since your last tetanus (Td) booster. More on pertussis »

Although UW-Madison does not have a specific immunization requirement, it's important that all students are up to date on their vaccinations.

Tuberculosis Skin Tests (walk in)

Students can walk-in for tuberculosis (TB) skin tests Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, on the 6th floor of 333 East Campus Mall.

Important: Two visits are needed for TB tests: once to have the skin-prick test administered, and then another visit 2 to 3 days later to have the results read. Placements may be done if patients are able to get the results read elsewhere by a medical professional 48 to 72 hours later.

There is a $15 fee for TB testing.

Vaccinations for Travel

Visit the UHS travel clinic webpage for more information.