SRV Shot this winter?

Jenny - posted on 11/09/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi folks!
Emmie is getting the SRV shots (synagis) again this winter (once a month from october to march...). I was wondering if any of your kids get the shots and if so have your doctors explained if they can have any side effects? Thankfully, we live in France, so the national health system foots the bill, but we might be moving to a country without a national health system and I am wondering if we are going to have to start thinking about that for next year...

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Karen - posted on 02/09/2009

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My daughter Isabelgot them for the first 2 years of her life. They said that they are not necessary after that. They told us that there are no common side effects, but did ask us when we returned each month if she had any type of reaction. Therefore, I believe that a reaction is unusual. Hope that helps.



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McKenna - posted on 01/28/2009

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i was talking with my pharmacist at the heart center and said she has seen some of the shots cost about 10k depending on the age and size of the child. Thank goodness for insurance



 

McKenna - posted on 01/28/2009

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my son gets that shot as well. and i think our medical covers it he is on medicade because of his condition.

Stacey - posted on 01/21/2009

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My son, Blake, received the shots the first winter after he was born. He didn't seem to have any side effects from the shots, but he was also 7 months old when the series started. He only received the shots that winter. He did have many respiratory infections the following winters, but this winter is the first winter that we did not have to do breathing treatments or antibiotics. Hopefully, this will continue the rest of the winter. He will be 6 in March so it's been a few years of many doctor visits and a very close hospitalization due to his difficulty breathing. Hopefully, your daughter will not have any respiratory problems and the shots will be a distant memory after this winter. Good Luck!

Jaime - posted on 11/13/2008

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I just went to the doctor and they told me I need to get the shot for Payton. He is 7 months old with a few heart problems. I walked in and they made me watch a video. I was little upset about it cause I already have a child that has recieved the rsv shot before. It was till I started watching the video that i realized it was something different. He gets 2 shots every month till April. My husband is in the military so they cover it 100%. So far there isnt any side effects. I think they only thing the nurse said was its alittle discomfort when given. I was given a video about it when i first when with alot of answers to different things. There is a website you can go to. Good luck!!!!

Jennifer - posted on 11/09/2008

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Hi- My daughter Riley is now 5 and she got the RSV shots until she was 3. I don't remember any side effects from it. Our insurance covered the shots but our pediatrician told us they were $1,000 a pop. I didn't realize how great these shots were until she stopped having them (because she was big enough and old enough) at 3 and caught RSV! She was miserable and feverish for a month!! Luckily she was big enough to handle it on her own, but what a blessing synagis is!!

Andrea - posted on 11/09/2008

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We get it too. Its quite a process to get the shot approved through insurance. It took me nearly a month of pestering my pediatricians office to get the shot delivered to the office. Again, because its expensive there are a lot of layers of approval needed to administer it. Amanda just got her first of the year on Friday.

My husband's employer is switching insurance providers in January. I'm a little nervous about the synagis switch since it is currently provided by our insurance companies internal pharmacy.

Julia - posted on 11/09/2008

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Our son recieved the RSV shot too - up through the winter right before he turned two - last year was the first year we didn't have them. We never experienced any side effects - but we did get to the point where he would start crying as soon as the nurse walked into the room. It wore off quickly though, and he doesn't mind going to the doctor or seeing the nurse now that he hasn't had to have so many shots for a year.



We were grateful that our insurance covered it too. On an interesting note, my husband knows the man who invented the synagis shot and was explaining to him the process they had to go through to create it. It was amazing to listen to and we suddenly understood why it is so expensive. It is quite the intricate process to create it. He did say they were still working on trying to simplify the process so they could bring the cost down - so maybe sometime in the future it won't be as bad for some.

Ruth - posted on 11/09/2008

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Hello! Our son (tricuspid atresia) received these shots monthly November-April for his first and second years. I think until he was 3 years old.... I know some children can have allergic reactions, but we never experienced that. And we were fortunate that our insurance covered it (we are in USA, MA) as I saw a bill at one point and it was about $1500 per shot!!!! Both our cardiologist and pediatrician recommended the shot. Best wishes!

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