Podcast: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) Vaccines

This episode was recorded in May 19, 2023, reflecting the latest information about the pending vaccines at the time.

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Sallie Permar, M.D. and Karen Acker, M.D. discusses what parents should know about the pending approvals for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) vaccines. They track the trend of RSV cases before the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent uptick in instances within the population. They highlight the development process of the RSV vaccines and the testing involved for various populations, including pregnant patients and infants; examining the benefits of providing immunity to both mother and child. They discuss the importance of vaccination, especially amongst our youngest, as they are highest risk populations for RSV. Finally, they review home care and therapies available should your child be diagnosed with RSV and other respiratory illnesses.

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