Contact Redfern on your arrival to campus and set up an appointment by calling the Appointment Line at 864-656-1541. Allow 1 - 1½ hours for the first visit to meet with the physician, the allergy nurse and complete the paperwork. After that, a 30-minute waiting period is required each time you receive your injection. Bring your vaccine and physician's orders with you to your first appointment. Injections will NOT be given unless instructions are complete and signed by your physician and an initial injection has been administered in your medical doctor's office.
A registered nurse administers allergy injections for students who provide their own antigens with specific instructions from patient's private allergist. During Fall/Spring semesters, allergy injections are given at Redfern by appointment only from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. During Summer sessions, allergy injections are given at Redfern by appoitnment only from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. A physician is always present when allergy injections are given. See paperwork that must be in place before receiving allergy injections at Redfern.
Redfern charges a nominal fee per injection for administering allergy vaccines. Payment is expected at the time of service. It is the student's responsibility to keep the patient receipt to file with his/her insurance company.
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Meningitis, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunizations and tuberculosis screenings are available for a nominal fee. We encourage students to consider the Hepatitis B and Meningitis immunizations. The vaccines are expensive, but we are pleased that we can offer them at a reduced cost. View the Meningococcal disease and vaccine web page for more information.