We provide a medicine called Synagis to children who are at a high risk for developing severe Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Synagis is a shot that is given monthly.
What is RSV?
RSV can cause symptoms of the common cold. It is very contagious. Most children have had this infection by the time they are 2 years old. They develop a fever, runny nose and cough.
Sometimes children with certain conditions are at risk for a severe infection. This is when the lower airways become inflamed or fill with mucus. It can make it hard to breathe. These children need to be taken to the hospital.
Children at risk for severe RSV infection include:
- Children under 2 years of age who were born at or before 35 weeks.
- Children with lung disease, heart defects, diseases of the muscles or abnormalities of the airway.
Children's Physician Group—Pulmonology at Egleston
- Call 404-785-3248.
- Download our flier to learn more about your child's visit to our Synagis Clinic.
- Healthcare providers, download our referral form and fax it to 404-785-9087 to refer a patient.
Children's Physician Group—Pulmonology at Scottish Rite
- Call 404-785-0588.
- Fax all referral related documents to 404-785-0596.