Image of mom holding her infant who is feeling symptoms of RSV

What is RSV?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that can cause infections in the nose, throat, lungs and respiratory tract. Almost all children are infected with RSV by age 2, and re-infections are common at all ages.

RSV is a leading cause of hospitalization in infants. Cases of RSV are prevelant throughout the country. If your child needs emergency care, it may be helpful to contact your child’s pediatrician

What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About RSV

“Even if you are unable to get an RSV vaccine, you can do your part by staying up-to-date on your flu and COVID vaccines. This can play a major role in reducing hospitalizations and enabling our teams to provide the best care possible during virus season.”

Allison Bartlett, MD, MS

Associate Medical Director, Infection Control Program Pediatric

Allison H. Bartlett, MD, MS

Dedicated Pediatricians at Convenient Locations