CDC Provides Interim Recommendations to Protect Infants from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

On October 23, CDC issued a health advisory to provide options for clinicians to protect infants from RSV in the context of a limited supply of nirsevimab. Nirsevimab is a long-acting monoclonal antibody immunization product recommended for preventing RSV-associated lower respiratory tract disease in infants.

In the context of limited supply during the 2023–2024 RSV season, CDC recommends prioritizing available nirsevimab 100mg doses for infants at the highest risk for severe RSV disease: young infants (ages less than six months) and infants with underlying conditions that place them at highest risk for severe RSV disease. Recommendations for using 50mg doses remain unchanged at this time.