The shot is covered by Medicare Part D, but some with private prescription drug coverage are being asked to pay out of pocket.
New vaccines for older adults and an antibody therapy for infants provide options for preventing severe infection.
Infections remain very low, despite signs of a slight increase. Now, experts are looking for clues to what living with the coronavirus will be like this winter and beyond.
The respiratory virus is a global killer of babies and young children.
Here’s who should get the flu, Covid and R.S.V. vaccines, and when.
This fall, Americans will be urged to get shots against the flu, Covid and, if they’re older, R.S.V.
Advisers to the agency overwhelmingly agreed that a new treatment would help to prevent a potentially lethal respiratory illness in very young children.
Though agency advisers had some safety concerns, the Pfizer shot is expected to be available before the winter R.S.V. season.
A committee of experts voted in favor of a new shot administered to pregnant women, one in a series of new ways to arm the very young against a life-threatening virus.
The shots, if approved by the agency, would be the first vaccines publicly available against a respiratory virus that kills thousands a year. Some advisers did cite a small but identifiable health risk.