It’s contagious, it’s dangerous,and it's just as prevalent as the flu.
It’s not the flu. It’s RSV.
For older adult patients in your practice, the consequences of annual respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection are serious, underrecognized, and require effective prevention.1
RSV is an important respiratory virus that has similar clinical manifestations to influenza, but has been shown to be a distinct cause for serious lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia.2,3
Prevention of RSV disease with reduction of global disease burden requires an effective vaccine.
June 2016 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) identifies Older Adults as a "population at risk of severe disease" from RSV.4