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Protect Your Baby From RSV Infection

Update: October 25, 2023

RSV season comes every fall, causing annual outbreaks of respiratory illness in all age groups. Infants are particularly vulnerable to more severe infection. RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization during infancy.

There are two ways to protect your baby from RSV this season. One is an RSV vaccine given during pregnancy between 32+0 and 36+6 weeks. The other is an RSV immunization given to babies. In most cases, the recommendation is either to vaccinate during pregnancy or give RSV immunization to the infant, but not both.

Due to a national shortage, the RSV immunization given to babies is currently not available. Until further notice, Yale Health can only offer the RSV vaccine given during pregnancy between 32+0 and 36+6 weeks.

Please refer to the CDC RSV Prevention website for additional information or ask your healthcare provider.