Tip 112: RSV immunisation

Synergis (Palivizimab) is a humanized monoclonal antibody and provides passive immunity against RSV. It reduces hospitalization rates and serious complications amongst high risk children. These are:

–       Less than 35 weeks gestation and under 6 months old at onset of RSV season

–       Under 2 years old on treatment for chronic lung disease

–       Under 2 years old with haemodynamically significant heart disease

Reference: Immunisation against infectious diseases (The Green Book) Department of Health, March 2014

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