Allergy Shots

Before starting shots:
  • Contact your insurance company to see if you are covered and if there is any co-pay.
  • Decide if you want to receive shots at Shoreline Allergy or at your primary caregiver’s office.
  • Shoreline Allergy has open shot hours; no appointment necessary. It is a first come, first serve basis.
  • Shots are once a week until you reach maintenance. Maintenance can be reached within 7-8 months if you come consistently. Once you are on maintenance, shots are every 2-4 weeks for 5 years.
  • For your safety, you are required to wait in the office for 30 minutes after the injection.
  • Epi-pens are prescribed for your safety. It should be used if you are having a life-threatening reaction. Proceed immediately to the emergency room after using the epi-pen, even if you are feeling well. Please bring epi-pens to your shot visit.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you MUST have an adult present at every shot. Written consent is NOT an exception.
  • If you become pregnant at any time, please notify us immediately.

While on shots:
  • Always take your antihistamine on shot days, even if you are feeling well. It will help prevent a possible reaction.
  • DO NOT come in for a shot if you are not feeling well, on an antibiotic, having breathing problems, or if you have used your rescue inhaler that day. Getting a shot could cause a reaction.
  • If you have any local irritations (itching, swelling, redness) at the shot sige on your arm, you can take Benadryl or a second antihistamine. You can also apply ice and an over the counter steroid cream to the area. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) may also be helpful.
  • You must wait for 30 minutes after your shot so we can monitor for a reaction. If you leave earlier than 30 minutes, this could result in discontinuation of shots.

 


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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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