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RSV Vaccine at North Vancouver Travel Clinic

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RSV Vaccine at North Vancouver Travel Clinic

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Mode of Transmission

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets that are expelled when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also spread by direct contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, like doorknobs or toys. RSV is highly contagious and can easily spread in crowded places, including airports, which makes it a significant concern for travelers.

Symptoms

Common symptoms of RSV infection include:

  • Runny nose

  • Cough

  • Low-grade fever

  • Sore throat

  • Mild headache

Most people experience only mild symptoms, similar to that of a common cold. However, in susceptible individuals, such as those over 60, infants, and those with compromised immune systems, RSV can lead to more severe respiratory issues.

Severe Cases

In severe cases, RSV can lead to serious respiratory conditions such as:

  • Bronchiolitis: Inflammation of the small airways in the lung

  • Pneumonia: Infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs

  • Respiratory failure: A condition where the lungs fail to adequately exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide

Severe RSV infections can result in hospitalization and, in extreme cases, can be life-threatening.

Prevention

Preventive measures include:

  • Regular handwashing with soap and water

  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available

  • Avoiding close contact with sick individuals

  • Wearing masks in crowded places

  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently-touched surfaces

Vaccine

We're thrilled to offer the RSV vaccine specifically for individuals over 60 years of age. The vaccine provides a critical layer of protection against severe RSV infection, reducing the risk of hospitalization and complications.

Who Is Eligible?

The RSV vaccine is recommended for individuals who are 60 years of age and older.

 

How to Get Vaccinated

To schedule your RSV vaccination, please call us at [Your Clinic's Contact Number] or book an appointment through our website.

Have a question? Contact us for free.

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