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When Is Synagis Season?

Synagis® (palivizumab) is a medicine prescribed to infants and young children to help prevent serious complications from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). It is given as an injection once a month during the RSV season. But when is Synagis given and how is it administered?
 
The RSV season typically occurs from November to April, but may start earlier or end later in some areas. Each dose of Synagis works against RSV for 28 to 30 days. Therefore, a shot is needed each month protection against the virus is needed.
 
(Click Synagis Uses for more information on when the RSV season is and how Synagis works to help prevent the infection from becoming severe enough to cause serious problems in some young children.)
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