RSV vaccine for older Canadians comes at a cost. Why experts are worried


People are dying every year’

The report found that adults aged 65 years and older experience more complications from RSV infections. And a ” sizeable proportion that are hospitalized” also require mechanical ventilation and admission to an intensive care unit.

This age group also has the highest mortality rate linked to RSV infections, more than six times higher than the mortality rate among children younger than one year of age (who also experience high rates of hospitalization), the researchers stated.

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