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FDA Gives Nod to RSV Vaccine for People in Their 50s

June 10, 2024


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday has for the first time approved the use of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for people in their 50s who are at increased risk for the illness.

Drugmaker GSK’s Arexvy vaccine, as well as vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, are already approved for use in adults 60 and older, since age brings higher risk from RSV disease.

Arexvy is the first to get the nod for people ages 50 to 59 with certain health risk factors.