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How many times per year are allergy shots given?

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Dr. Giana Nicoara
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Once a month

Allergy shots are given once a month if you are on maintenance treatment.
To get there you have to start with shots once a week for about nine months or so and then once every two weeks, three weeks, and finally once a month. There are "rush" protocols to reach maintenance which are faster, but also more likely to cause side effects, like anaphylaxis(serious allergic reaction).

In brief: Once a month

Allergy shots are given once a month if you are on maintenance treatment.
To get there you have to start with shots once a week for about nine months or so and then once every two weeks, three weeks, and finally once a month. There are "rush" protocols to reach maintenance which are faster, but also more likely to cause side effects, like anaphylaxis(serious allergic reaction).
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Dr. Richard Lavi
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Weekly to monthly.

Allergy shots, or "allergy immunotherapy", start out a low concentration and are built up to a target, or maintennce, concentration and dose.
Schedules for building up to that maintenance dose vary according to your provider's comfort and expertise. There are rapid build-up protocols available to cut down the time needed to reach maintenance doses.

In brief: Weekly to monthly.

Allergy shots, or "allergy immunotherapy", start out a low concentration and are built up to a target, or maintennce, concentration and dose.
Schedules for building up to that maintenance dose vary according to your provider's comfort and expertise. There are rapid build-up protocols available to cut down the time needed to reach maintenance doses.
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