Allergy and Immunizations
The UHS Allergy/Immunization Clinic is located on the sixth floor of the UHS building at 333 East Campus Mall. Call 608- 265-5600 to make an appointment.
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.
Walk-In Tuberculosis Skin Tests
Students can now walk-in for tuberculosis (TB) skin tests Monday through Friday from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 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. Skin-prick tests will NOT be given on Thursdays. 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.
UW-Madison does not have an immunization requirement, but you should make sure that all of your immunizations are up to date. Try to receive any needed immunizations before you come to campus. Immunizations are usually available from your health care provider or through your local health department.
These vaccines are recommended for all entering college students and are available at UHS for a fee.
Hepatitis B (HBV): A three-dose series of vaccine is recommended for all young adults prior to entering college. More info »
Human Papillomavirus (HPV): This three-dose vaccine is recommended for all women ages 11–26 and men ages 11–21.
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR): Two doses of live virus vaccine, both given after the first birthday.
Meningococcal Vaccine: Students aged 21 years or younger should have received a dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine not more than 5 years before enrollment. Current 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. Students who received their first dose of this vaccine at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose. Routine vaccination of healthy persons who are not at increased risk for exposure to meningococcal disease is not recommended after age 21 years. More info here and here»
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 info »
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. If not, be sure to get Tdap vaccine before arriving on campus.
Varicella (chicken pox): If you did not have chicken pox as a child, you should get immunized with the varicella vaccine. Two doses are recommended.
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on vaccines needed by college students.
We recommend that students maintain a record of all the immunizations they have received. Documentation of immunizations is often needed for some academic programs, employment, or foreign travel. If you have any questions about these immunization recommendations, please call us at 608-265-5600.