10 doctors weighed in:
May a child immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: YES
Yes, the RSV shot is not a true vaccine - its really a collection of antibodies to RSV to help neutralize and lesson the effects of future infections.
It is not the same thing as the other vaccines your child gets. However, it should reduce the risk of serious complications cause by RSV if your child still gets infected. It is not 100% effective in preventing infection.

In brief: YES
Yes, the RSV shot is not a true vaccine - its really a collection of antibodies to RSV to help neutralize and lesson the effects of future infections.
It is not the same thing as the other vaccines your child gets. However, it should reduce the risk of serious complications cause by RSV if your child still gets infected. It is not 100% effective in preventing infection.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The RSV shot does not give active immunity but rather gives passive immunity through the injection of specific immunoglobulins.
This lessens the severity of infection, but does not always prevent infection.

In brief: Yes
The RSV shot does not give active immunity but rather gives passive immunity through the injection of specific immunoglobulins.
This lessens the severity of infection, but does not always prevent infection.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
RSV may be acquired again after the initial infection and the monoclonal antibody preparations help to prevent infection by boosting immunity.
Like other antibodies it is not always fully preventative.

In brief: Yes
RSV may be acquired again after the initial infection and the monoclonal antibody preparations help to prevent infection by boosting immunity.
Like other antibodies it is not always fully preventative.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Louis Cooper
The immunization will make the disease less severe.
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