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How often do you get allergy shots?

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At first, you’ll go to your doctor once or twice a week for several months. You’ll get the shot in your upper arm. The dose will go up gradually until you get to what’s called a maintenance dose. After that, you’ll usually get a shot every 2-4 weeks for 4-5 months. Then your doctor will gradually increase the time between shots until you’re getting them about once a month for 3-5 years.

From: Allergy Shots: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

National Institutes of Health.

The John Hopkins Sinus Center: "Sublingual Immunotherapy."

UpToDate: "Oral and sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

National Institutes of Health.

The John Hopkins Sinus Center: "Sublingual Immunotherapy."

UpToDate: "Oral and sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 29, 2018

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