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New immunizations for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were recently approved.
People infected with RSV usually show symptoms within 4 to 6 days after getting infected. Symptoms usually include runny nose, decrease in appetite, coughing, sneezing, fever, and wheezing. Most RSV infections go away on their own in a week or two. However, RSV can cause severe illness in some people, especially infants, young children, and the elderly.
During the 2022-2023 respiratory infection season, Cascade County had 456 confirmed RSV cases.
The following groups are eligible for immunization:
Adults age 60 and older
Women who are 32-36 weeks pregnant, with a letter from a healthcare provider recommending immunization; immunization provides protection against severe RSV illness in the recipient's baby for up to 6 months after birth
Babies 6 months and under
American Indian and Alaska native babies 8 months and under
Children 6-8 months who remain at risk of severe RSV disease
These are the immunizations your child needs before age 6:
Check with your immunization provider to make sure your baby is receiving all vaccinations on schedule. Many times vaccines are combined to reduce the number of injections. Be sure you ask for a record card with the dates of your baby’s vaccinations; bring this with you to every visit.
Please note: Your baby may not need a dose of Hib or RV vaccine at age 6 months, depending on the vaccine used. Check with your immunization provider.