Your immunotherapy appointments

Oralvac Compact immunotherapy for allergies

An allergy specialist is the only person who can start your Oralvac Compact treatment. They give you your first dose and then monitor you for any side effects. Your allergy specialist decides if you should continue with the treatment. 

The timetable for your first appointment and any more appointments depends on what type of allergy you have.

You need to start treatment before the tree pollen season. You have an appointment in July, to start treatment in October. 

You have 2 appointments, which are a week apart. Each appointment lasts about 1 hour.

You need to start treatment before the tree pollen season. You have an appointment in July, to start treatment in October. 

You have 4 appointments over 7 weeks. This is so that you can have treatment for each allergen (tree pollen and grass pollen), with a 3-week gap in between. 

You have an appointment in January, to start treatment in April. 

You need to confirm your appointment as soon as possible. We can then order the medicine for you. The medicine can take up to 8 weeks to arrive. When the medicine arrives, we contact you and you can start your treatment.

You have 2 appointments, which are a week apart. Each appointment lasts about 1 hour.

Review appointment

Your allergy specialist gives you a date for a review appointment. This is about 6 months after starting Oralvac Compact. 

At your review appointment, you complete a questionnaire about your quality of life. We use this to check how your treatment is helping and if you need to continue it.

If the medicine helps your symptoms, you will keep taking it for 3 years. You need an appointment with the allergy specialist every 6 months. They can then check your response to treatment and give you more medicine.

If your symptoms do not get better, you might stop the treatment.

Resource number: 4406
Last reviewed: July 2022
Next review: July 2025

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the allergy nurse specialist.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7188 5830, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Please call at least 5 working days before your appointment.

We check messages regularly and return your call as soon as possible. Please leave your name and phone number.

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