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Hi,

I am assuming that you meant shrimp!
No- when you are allergic to a food, allergy shots are not effective. Allergy shots are only given for household or outdoor allergens. They are experimenting some with Xolair for those who have extensive peanut allergies. Some positive is noted.
I would highly encourage you to completely avoid shrimp. With most true food allergies, they get worse with each exposure. Trust me, you do not want to experience anaphylaxis. It does swell your throat causing you to be unable to breath. It can cause swelling in the lips and face. It will cause tremendous anxiety and can cause death if untreated quickly.
What most people react to in shrimp is the iodine that is in it. With- this it would also be best to avoid other seafood.

Take care