CDC recommends RSV shots for pregnant women, infants and seniors
October 11, 2023
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has endorsed the recommendation by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the newly FDA-approved vaccine for RSV that can be administered during weeks 32 to 36 of pregnancy to protect babies from the virus. This followed recommendations earlier this year for a preventive RSV treatment for infants up to eight months and toddlers at high risk, and an RSV vaccine for people over 60.
IDPH urges those who are pregnant to consult with their doctor about whether they should receive the vaccine while pregnant or instead pr...