Amid shortage, will Arizona get any of the over 77,000 doses of infant RSV vaccine?
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the release of more than 77,000 additional doses of a vaccine to protect infants against RSV.
The virus the leading cause of infant hospitalization, especially for children under 3 months.
State health department officials say they’ve received word that additional doses would be made available to states with more than 5% Native American births. But they haven’t yet heard whether Arizona will see any.
The CDC and FDA are encouraging doctors to prioritize using the limited supply to vaccinate high-risk infants amid the ongoing shortage.