Burlington Travel Clinic
Ensuring Senior Health: CDC Advises RSV Vaccine for Individuals Aged 60 and Over
RSV vaccines are immunizations designed to prevent diseases caused by the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV usually induces mild, cold-like symptoms but can lead to severe conditions, particularly in infants and older adults. The RSV vaccine aims to prevent lower respiratory tract diseases instigated by the virus, which is typically transmitted through direct contact with infected droplets from a person’s cough or sneeze. Currently, two RSV vaccines are approved for individuals aged 60 and older, and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults in this age group may receive RSV vaccination.
- The information in this page is for educational purposes only. It is not to substitute for a formal travel consult with your travel doctor.
- If you have health insurance offered to you through work or school you may be covered for vaccines. At time of payment, we will provide you with an invoice (with the unique DIN for each vaccine) so you can claim your expenses back from your insurance company.this vaccine is not covered by OHIP for travel purposes.
- Always seek immediate medical advice if you get sick abroad or after you return.
- food and water safety should be always implemented even if you get vaccinated against Cholera.