Cold and flu season is upon us. And for those of our families with little ones under the age of two pre or post transplant, Synagis is a great way to prevent RSV.
RSV or Respiratory syncytial virus (sin-SISH-shul VI-rus) is a common seasonal virus that is highly contagious and can be fatal to our transplant kids.
The Synagis website states:
“It is important for high-risk babies to get every Synagis injection on time throughout the RSV season.
RSV season usually starts in the fall and continues into spring, but the season may be different where you live. Your first step should be talking to your high-risk baby’s doctor to find out when RSV season starts and ends in your area
If your high-risk baby was born during RSV season, he or she may have received the first dose of Synagis in the NICU
During RSV season, high-risk babies should continue receiving Synagis every 28–30 days
Each dose of Synagis helps protect your child from severe RSV disease for about a month”
If this is the first time you hear about Synagis. We urge you to ask your doctor about it. Most insurance will cover the expense.