Protecting yourself from RSV
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, could cut even the best-laid plans short—but, fortunately, there are things you can do to help protect yourself.
Vaccination is available to help protect older adults against RSV. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist to learn if RSV vaccination is right for you.
Here are a few questions that might be helpful when you talk to your doctor about vaccination:
- Is an RSV vaccine appropriate for me?
- Will my insurance cover my vaccination?
- How effective is RSV vaccination?
In addition to vaccination, here are some tips that may help reduce the risk of contracting RSV yourself or spreading it to others:
Wash your hands
Keep your hands off your face
Avoid close contact with sick people
Cover your coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect surfaces around you
Stay home when you’re feeling sick