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VIT has been shown to reduce fear and improve patient quality of life above and beyond those who simply carry an emergency auto-injector.1 Learn more about VIT and how it has improved the lives of real patients.

Yes, life-threatening. Statistically, 5% to 7.5% of Americans are hypersensitive to insect stings, meaning they’re at risk of anaphylactic shock if they’re stung by a stinging insect, such as a wasp or bee.1,9 Anaphylaxis can cause rapid death, with initial cardiorespiratory arrest in just 5-10 minutes.1

VIT stands for Venom Immunotherapy, which is up to 98% effective in preventing allergic reactions to insect stings.7 Essentially, it’s a series of “allergy shots” that increase your immunity to stings. That means you have an excellent chance of preventing a life-threatening emergency before it happens. Talk to a doctor about VIT and the benefits of taking a proactive approach to bee and wasp allergies.9

An epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) is reactive. It’s emergency therapy for an allergic reaction to a bee or wasp sting…but you still need immediate medical attention.3,9 So even with an epinephrine injection, you still face a medical emergency. VIT prevents the emergency before it ever happens, meaning you’re always protected against stings from insects like bees and wasps, and can avoid life-threatening emergencies.

Don’t wait for an emergency.
Prevent it.

Don’t risk your life, or the life of a loved one. Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction that can occur within minutes of an insect sting.4 An epinephrine auto-injector is intended for prompt self-administration as emergency supportive therapy, but it does not replace the need for immediate medical care. VIT stops the emergency before it starts by greatly reducing the risk of anaphylaxis from insect stings.4

Don’t take chances; take action and talk to a doctor about VIT now.

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1 Ludman & Boyle. Stinging insect allergy: current perspectives on venom immunotherapy. Journal of Asthma and Allergy. 2015:8 Pages 75-86.

2 Jubilant HollisterStier Allergy. Instructions and Dosage Schedule for Allergenic Extracts: Hymenoptera Venom Products

3 Mylan. EpiPen/EpiPen Jr Prescribing Information. Retrieved 2018: https://www.epipen.com/hcp/-/media/files/epipen/prescribing%20information.pdf

4 Posner & Camargo. Update on the usage and safety of epinephrine auto-injectors, 2017. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. 2017.

5 Boyle. Epinephrine Auto Injector Use One Year after Training: A Randomized Controlled Comparison of Two Different Devices. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Volume 135, Number 2, Abstracts AB209.

6 Mylan. About EpiPen and Generic Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved 2018: https://www.epipen.com/about-epipen-and-generic/faq

7 Golden. Insect Sting Anaphylaxis. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, Volume 27, Issue 2, May 2007, Pages 261-272.

8 T. T. Song, M. Worm, P. Lieberman. Anaphylaxis treatment: current barriers to adrenaline auto‐injector use. Allergy, Volume 69, 2014, Pages 983-991.

9 Throughout this site the term “bees and wasps” is used as a generalized description of stinging insects. The complete list of VIT insects include: honey bee, wasp, white-faced hornet, yellow hornet, and yellow jacket.