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Today’s episode features Dr Michael Hochman,to discuss the newly approved FDA product to prevent RSV in children, Nirsevimab (sold under the brand name Beyfortus). Recently there have been two RSV vaccines approved for adults—one for individuals over 60 years old, and one for use in pregnancy to prevent RSV in infants. On today’s podcast, the conversation will focus on Nirsevimab, a shot that has been approved by the FDA for all babies up to 8 months old and a second shot for infants up to 19 months who are considered to be at high risk of severe RSV infection. Nirsevimab is a monoclonal antibody with activity againast respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). On today's podcast we will review the benefits and potential side effects of Nirsevimab.
Dr Michael Hochman is a Harvard Medical School graduate, a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellow at UCLA where he received his masters in public health, and he is the founding editor of a book series called “ 50 studies every doctor should know”, so he has a keen interest in reviewing medical studies.
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