We absolutely did synagis for our preemie. First of all, it's not a vaccine. The risk from the shots is minimal compared to the very significant risks of RSV for a preemie. Although, with a baby born at 34 weeks, unless the babe had significant lung issues, you may not quality for synagis. Around here, babies have to be born before 32 weeks or have other risk factors to quality.
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Here is the product info to look through. Definitely do some research to decide what you are the most comfortable with.
It is NOT a vaccine like you would think, it's more like actual antibodies. A person is injected with the antibodies and it has to be refreshed every 28days if I remember correctly because they degrade just like the ones in our bodies. This shot doesn't "teach" the immune system how to make it's own antibodies like other vaccines are supposed to.
It really isn't like a regular vaccine, and IF you qualify for insurance coverage of it, I'd go for it. The shots cost a little over a $1000 a piece (the price does change a bit, I'm stating what we paid when my daughter was getting it in 06-07 for the particular pharmacy that offers it), and you need one shot every 28 days, and the flu season around me runs about 6-7 months...
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