Friday, January 23, 2009

Does synagis prevent RSV?

NO!! And any doctor who tells you this should not be a doctor! Synagis does not prevent RSV. Synagis is an immunoglobulin. It helps to "boost" the immune system so if your child does get RSV it takes less of a toll on them. Synagis works much like the chicken pox vaccine. Even with the "vaccine" you may still end up with the chicken pox.

4 comments:

Emily said...

So true! When Dakota got RSV in January while getting Synagis shots I was amazed at how many medical professionals would say something to the effect of "you know there's a shot that prevents RSV, I can't believe she isn't getting it".

Bronwyn said...

Actually, you can get any disease there is a vax for, even if you are vaxed for it. Vaccines' effectiveness rate is far below what we've been led to believe. Just today I read about a mumps outbreak in the UK: 16 cases, 15 of which had been vaxed.

The Ross Kiddos said...

Khourt! Addisyn tested positive for RSV yesterday! UGGH!!!

Khourt said...

I hope Addisyn feels better soon. I didnt know she was sick. I havent got to talk to you in a long time.