Amid shortage, will Arizona get any of the over 77,000 doses of infant RSV vaccine?

Published: Friday, November 17, 2023 - 6:05am
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2023 - 8:56am
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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.

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