RSV & Flu Vaccines



RSV & Flu Vaccines

    RSV is a contagious virus that can cause infections in the lungs and respiratory tract.

    You may have heard of the respiratory syncytial virus. Symptoms range from mild to severe and include nasal congestion, cough, fever, wheezing, lethargy, and difficulty breathing.

    Influenza is a common viral infection that attacks the lungs, nose, and throat.

    The flu is a well-known virus that causes fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue.

    I’ve had RSV and the flu before, so my immune system knows how to respond.

    As we age, we encounter a natural degradation of our immune systems. While you may have experienced RSV and the flu in the past, infection after 65 years of age could entail severe respiratory complications as the immune system loses its ability to fight the virus. Studies show that RSV causes approximately 170,000 hospitalizations and around 14,000 deaths per year among older adults. While the flu, has more than 4 million cases per year, over 140,000 hospitalizations, and over 12,000 deaths per year.

    What can I do if I get infected?

    There is currently no approved vaccine for the prevention of RSV, and because it’s a virus, antibiotics do not work. Some treatments are available, though usually pricey, and used in extreme cases if you are already hospitalized. There is a vaccine for the flu. However, updated vaccines are needed every year, and clinical trials to test them.

    The good news is that several new preventative vaccines are currently being developed. If you are interested in getting involved in any of our research studies, call our office today!

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    (904) 730-0166
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    RSV & Flu Vaccines research is enrolling at:

    Westside Center for Clinical Research
    810 Lane Avenue South
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    (904) 693-1490

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    If you want us to contact you about our research studies call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!

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