Your immunotherapy appointments

Oralvac Compact immunotherapy for allergies

An allergy specialist is the only person who can start your Oralvac Compact treatment. They will give you your first dose, and then monitor any side effects you might have.

They will decide if you should continue with the treatment. 

When your first appointment is booked, and any further appointments, will depend on your type of allergy.

Treatment needs to be started before the tree pollen season begins.

You will have an appointment in July, to start treatment in October. 

You will have 2 appointments, a week apart. Each appointment will last about 1 hour.

Treatment needs to be started before the tree pollen season begins.

You will have an appointment in July, to start treatment in October. 

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

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

Once you are invited to start treatment, you will need to confirm your appointment as soon as possible, so the medicine can be ordered for you. The medicine can take up to 8 weeks to arrive. 

Once the medicine has arrived, you will be contacted so you can start your treatment.

You will have 2 appointments, a week apart. Each appointment will last about 1 hour.


Review appointment

Your allergy specialist will give you a date for a review appointment.

This will be about 6 months after starting Oralvac Compact. 

At your review appointment, you will complete a questionnaire about your quality of life. This is used to check how your treatment is helping, and if the treatment needs to continue. 

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

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

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Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about drug allergy challenge testing, please contact the allergy nurse specialist.

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

Please call at least 5 working days before your appointment.

The messages are checked regularly, and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Please leave your name and phone number.

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