Study: Vaccinating Pregnant Women Can Protect Newborns from RSV

Study: Vaccinating Pregnant Women Can Protect Newborns from RSV

(AP) – A new study suggests vaccinating pregnant women protects their newborns from the common but scary respiratory virus called RSV.

The virus is a nuisance for most healthy people, but it can be severe for babies and older adults.
Efforts to create a vaccine have failed for decades but some recent promising studies are raising hopes that one might finally be getting close.

Pfizer reported preliminary results of its pregnancy vaccine Tuesday, a shot it also tested successfully in older adults. Rival GSK also has reported success with its vaccine version in seniors.