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The 5 Best Ways to Protect Baby From RSV

Follow these steps to help prevent this potentially serious virus.
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By Kate Traverson, Senior Manager: Branded Content
Published January 24, 2024
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With an immature immune system that’s just getting started, baby could use some extra protection when it comes to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) lung infection. RSV typically spreads in fall through spring, and poses a particular danger to young children: The virus infects two out of three babies by their first birthday, and it’s the leading cause of hospitalization in babies under age one. Most of the time children will recover after some mild, cold-like symptoms, but for some, RSV can spread to the lungs, causing a more severe illness. Thankfully, there are a few simple, preventative moves parents can make to lower baby’s risk of getting sick. Read on to learn how to prepare for RSV season.

INDICATION Beyfortus is a prescription medicine used to help prevent a serious lung disease caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in: Newborns and babies under 1 year of age born during or entering their first RSV season. Children up to 24 months of age who remain at risk of severe RSV disease through their second RSV season.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Your child should not take Beyfortus if your child has a history of serious allergic reactions to nirsevimab-alip or any of the ingredients in Beyfortus. Before your child receives Beyfortus, tell your healthcare provider about all of your child’s medical conditions, including if your child:

  • has ever had a reaction to Beyfortus.
  • has bleeding or bruising problems. If your child has a problem with bleeding or bruises easily, an injection could cause a problem.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines your child takes, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Your infant should not receive a medicine called palivizumab if they have already received Beyfortus in the same RSV season. Serious allergic reactions have happened with other medicines like Beyfortus. Get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:

  • swelling of the face, mouth or tongue
  • difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • unresponsiveness
  • bluish color of skin, lips or under fingernails
  • muscle weakness
  • severe rash, hives or itching

The most common side effects of Beyfortus include rash and pain, swelling or hardness at the site of your child’s injection. These are not all the possible side effects of Beyfortus. Call your healthcare provider if you have questions about side effects. Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, for more details.

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Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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