FDA approves first vaccine to protect infants from RSV

The new shot, from Pfizer, will be given to pregnant mothers.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2023, 11:21 AM

Updated 299 days ago

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The FDA has approved the first vaccine to protect infants against RSV, a respiratory virus that can be deadly.
The new shot, from Pfizer, will be given to pregnant mothers.
In clinical trials, it reduced the risk of severe RSV by 82% for newborns.
But before the shot is ready for the public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention need to also give it the green light.


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