Flu shot imageAllergy shots are injections given just under the skin to help decrease allergic reactions.

Evidence shows that both allergy shots and sublingual (under the tongue) therapy help reduce symptoms of allergies. Shots are most often prescribed for:

Allergy shots do not work on all allergies or on all people with allergies. For example, they are not used to treat food allergies.

Allergy shots should be considered for patients with severe symptoms that are difficult to control with medicines and when other forms of treatment have failed.