Most children have had an RSV infection by two years of age.2 Immunity after natural RSV infection wanes, and re-infection occurs throughout life.3,4
RSV is a prevalent disease with lifelong reinfections and is associated with significant clinical and economic burden in vulnerable adults2-4
Estimated annual burden of RSV infection among older adults aged ≥65 years in the US:5,6
RSV, respiratory syncytial virus
- CDC, 2020. RSV -For Healthcare Providers. https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/clinical/index.html. Accessed September 2022.
- CDC, 2020. RSV in infants and young children. https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/high-risk/infants-young-children.html. Accessed August 2022.
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- CDC, 2020. RSV in older adults and adults with chronic medical conditions. https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/high-risk/older-adults.html. Accessed August 2022.
- June 2022 ACIP presentation on "RSV in adults". Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2022-06-22-23/04-RSV-Havers-508.pdf.
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