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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine

Brand name: ArexVy
Dosage Form: intramuscular injection powder (preservative-free, 120 mcg).
Drug class: viral vaccines

What is Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)vaccine?

Respiratory Syncytial Virus is the most common cause of respiratory diseases. The virus is contagious, and it usually affects the airways and lungs. Most people will feel the same as a cold. However, for some, this virus can be life-threatening.The Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine prevents lung disease in adults over 60 years of age caused by respiratory viruses.The respiratory syncytial viral vaccine is not a vaccine that will protect everyone from illness.

Side effects of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)vaccine

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine may cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor promptly if you notice:

  • Guillain-Barre syndrome symptoms include numbness, pain or tingling in the extremities, weakness or burning, problems with vision or hearing, and difficulty breathing.

Some of the common side effects associated with the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine include:

  • Tiredness;
  • Headache;
  • Joint or muscular pain
  • Pain where the injection is given.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report the side effects of vaccines to the US Department of Health and Human Services by calling 1-800-822-7967.

Similar/related drugs

Are Vy, Abrysvo, ribavirin, Beyfortus, nirsevimab, and recombinant rsv-pref-a-prefab vaccine


Infecting yourself with respiratory syncytial viruses is far more harmful to your health than getting this vaccine.If you experienced a severe allergic reaction to the first dose, then it is best not to receive another shot.Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or if you have allergies or other medical conditions.

Before you take this drug

This vaccine should not be given if you've ever experienced a severe allergic reaction to a component of the vaccine.Inform your doctor or vaccine provider if your immune system is weak (caused either by a disease or certain medicines).

How to take Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)vaccine?

This vaccine is administered as an injection into a muscle. This injection will be given by a healthcare provider.Fainting can occur. Avoid falling or accidental injuries by exercising caution.

Details on dosage

Adult dose for respiratory syncytial virus:

Dosage: 0.5 mL intramuscularly in a single dose.
Use(s): Active immunization to prevent lower respiratory disease caused by the respiratory syncytial virus in older individuals aged 60 and over.

What happens if I miss the dose?

This vaccine is administered as an injection only, so you will not be following a schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

It is very unlikely that this vaccine will cause an overdose.

What should be avoided?

If your vaccine provider has given you any instructions regarding restrictions in food, beverage, or activity, follow them.

Interaction with other drug

Tell your provider of vaccinations about any other vaccines that you may have received recently before receiving this vaccine.This vaccine may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the other medications you take.