This is a common scenario. It happens when patients switch their allergy shots from one clinic to a new one. If you have been receiving them at your maintenance dose, (once a month at one clinic, and doing well) your allergy shot protocol could be transferred to another allergist without any issue.
Some allergists want to become familiar with you. This includes your:
- Clinical history
- Allergen immunotherapy treatment sets (e.g., examine the individual allergens and their doses)
- Shot schedule
While they do this process, the new allergist may choose to change your shot schedule. They may administer your allergy injections once a week instead of continuing the once-a-month schedule.
Once you are established in the new clinic, the decision should be made to go to your previous shot schedule. Some allergists may continue your previous schedule without changes. When it’s time to refill your treatment set(s), your new allergist will follow clinic protocols to plan the sets. They’ll decide on the administration schedule.