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RS virus vaccine

RS virus is a respiratory infection virus that, like influenza, causes pneumonia; RS virus infections are generally mild in adults, but can cause hospitalization for pneumonia, especially if there is an underlying medical condition. It is as contagious as influenza and can have a similar or slightly higher mortality rate.

The efficacy of the adult RS virus vaccine (Arexvy ®︎) against the development of lower respiratory tract disease caused by RS virus in adults aged 60 years and older was 82.5% and 94.6%, especially in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, chronic respiratory/lung disease, diabetes, chronic heart failure, advanced liver or renal disease. Major adverse reactions were reported as swelling or pain at the vaccination site in 60% and fatigue/muscle pain in 30%.

At present, the vaccine is supposed to be given once a year in fall and winter. There are no restrictions on the interval between vaccinations with other vaccines (except the corona vaccine), and simultaneous vaccination is possible.

CDC Recommendations

We do not require patients to wear masks when you come to our clinic, except for those with coughing.

As a rule, staff members at our clinic do not wear masks. As an exception, only a doctor wear masks. Regardless of the prevalence of coronavirus, physicians who are in close proximity to patients are at extremely high risk of direct droplet exposure. Doctor is at risk of exposure not only to ordinary cold viruses such as influenza, but also to severe infectious agents such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis, for example, is estimated to infect as many as one-third of the world’s population if latent TB infection is included.

Ref: The New York Times “Ending TB Is Within Reach — So Why Are Millions Still Dying? Tuberculosis has passed Covid as the top infectious disease killer, despite new medicines and better diagnostic tools.”

Currently, there is a severe shortage of antipyretics, cough medicines, antibiotics, anti-diarrhea medicines, and many other medicines on the market, so prescriptions may not meet your requests.