Injections/Vaccines

As we strive to keep up with the fast-moving events around us, we tend to neglect the most important thing; our health. The common excuse is that there is no time to fulfill the multiple appointments at the clinics. Shot Health is here to ensure that you operate at optimal health as you navigate through your daily commitments. We ensure that you receive the best quality services from the comfort of your home, delivering excellence and superior patient experience. Injections are a basic medical procedure. However, only professional nurses are certified to deliver it. Shot Health has revolutionized care by bringing you injection and vaccination services to your home.

Preventing flu

The best way to prevent flu according to the CDC is to ensure you have your annual flu shots. The flu shot/vaccine, is recommended for people aged six months or older. The flu shot has numerous benefits as follows:

Benefits of the flu shot

  • It will keep you from getting sick with flu
  • It will reduce the risk of being hospitalized with flu
  • It is a vital preventive tool for those having chronic health conditions putting them at a higher risk of developing complications
  • The shot can be lifesaving in children
  • The flu shot can be lifesaving in children
  • It will protect your loved ones and the people around you from catching flu from you.
  • How to Schedule Your Flu Shot at Shot Health

    Step 1: Use the Shot Health website to schedule a home visit appointment
    Step 2: You will be asked whether you would like to schedule a flu shot for yourself or any other family members
    Step 3: You will be assigned a Shot Health provider who will guide you through the additional steps of scheduling the flu shot and that of any other family members.
    After scheduling your flu shot, your Shot Health provider will administer the vaccine in the comfort of your home at your convenience.

    What Are Allergy Shots?

    Allergy shots are treatments given to help minimize allergic reactions. The shots are personalized to each patient and given once specific allergy triggers are identified. They are received on schedule, usually over many years.

    What is their Purpose?

    Allergic symptoms include asthma attacks, itchy eyes, runny nose, or sneezing. An allergy is a symptom m of your body’s reaction to an eaten, touched, or inhaled substance (allergen). In non-allergic people, the allergens are harmless and cause no symptoms. However, allergic people are sensitized to specific allergens and the symptoms are due to the body’s immune reaction to the allergen.
    Allergy shots cause the body to stop reacting to the allergens and generating symptoms. It involves injecting a small amount of the identified allergen under the skin with each shot. The shot then stimulates the immune system just a little with every injection. Gradually, the amount of allergen in the shot is increased. The constant, low-level exposure stimulates a different kind of immune reaction to the allergen which is less bothersome than the allergic response.
    When they work well, allergy shots are an effective long-term solution, making allergy symptoms occur less often and less severe. The full benefit for most people is realized after many years of going through a full course. The symptoms might start subsiding after about six months to one year

    Who can Take Allergy Shots?

    Allergy shots are recommended for individuals who:
    – have severe allergy symptoms
    – do not respond to normal medications.
    – develop significant side effects from the medications.
    – find allergies disrupting their lives
    – have allergies that might become life-threatening such as those who develop severe allergic reactions or develop asthma attacks
    Allergy shots can be used in reducing the severity of the allergy symptoms

    Which Allergies are not covered?

    Not all allergies are treatable with allergy shots. Food allergies are not treated as the risk of severe allergic reaction is too high. However, oral immunotherapy, a treatment similar to allergy shots, has been successfully used to treat children with food allergies. The best strategy to prevent food allergies is to avoid the food to which you are allergic.

    Preparation for Allergy Shots from Shot Health?

    Before we give you your allergy shots, you will undertake tests to establish the specific allergens causing your reactions. The tests are a useful guide to know the specific shot you should receive. The tests include blood tests called a radioallergosorbent test (RAST) or a skin or patch test.

    How it is Done

    When getting the allergy shot, a small amount of allergen will be injected into the fleshy part of your upper arm. The first injections are given once a week. Thereafter, the doses are gradually increased with every shot. The maximum dose is reached after four to six months. After the injection, we will monitor you for 20 minutes to recognize any reaction to the injection and treat it immediately. A strict schedule will be established to ensure maximum benefit.

    Are there any risks?

    Most people do not develop any reactions to the allergy shots. Mild reactions like itching, redness, or swelling at the injection site might occur and are treated with antihistamines. Rarely, severe reactions occur and are treated at the office.

    Call us and schedule your allergy shots.

    Contact the team to learn more