What you need to know about RSV

RSV is the #1 reason babies are hospitalized within their first year of life. Yet most parents don’t know it exists.

Like the flu, RSV is a seasonal virus (talk to your healthcare provider about timing in your area)

RSV can cause severe breathing problems that may lead to hospitalization

RSV is 2 times more likely to cause hospitalization in premature babies

The RSV virus is easily spread and lives on surfaces for hours

Serious RSV infections have been associated with asthma and wheezing later in life

How can you help protect your baby

Everyone is excited to cuddle with your newborn baby, but that can spread germs.
So take these extra steps around family and friends to help protect little lungs from RSV:

Wash your hands before touching your baby and ask others to do the same

Don’t let anyone smoke in your home or near your baby

Wash your baby’s toys, clothes, and bedding often

Keep your baby away from:
- Crowds and young children
- People with colds

Download the brochure:

Talk to your healthcare provider for more information
on how you can help protect your baby.

What you need to know about RSV

RSV is the #1 reason babies are hospitalized within their first year of life. Yet most parents don’t know it exists.

Like the flu, RSV is a seasonal virus (talk to your healthcare provider about timing in your area)

RSV can cause severe breathing problems that may lead to hospitalization

RSV is 2 times more likely to cause hospitalization in premature babies

The RSV virus is easily spread and lives on surfaces for hours

Serious RSV infections have been associated with asthma and wheezing later in life

How can you help protect your baby

Everyone is excited to cuddle with your newborn baby, but that can spread germs.
So take these extra steps around family and friends to help protect little lungs from RSV:

Wash your hands before touching your baby and ask others to do the same

Don’t let anyone smoke in your home or near your baby

Wash your baby’s toys, clothes, and bedding often

Keep your baby away from:
- Crowds and young children
- People with colds

Download the brochure:

Talk to your healthcare provider for more information
on how you can help protect your baby.