Due to high demand, supplies of Beyfortus are limited this season. We are working with the CDC to fairly distribute all remaining doses.
Fast-acting protection against serious RSV lung infection for babies
What parents need to know about Beyfortus (nirsevimab-alip) 50 mg and 100 mg injection
Beyfortus can help prevent serious lung infections, like pneumonia caused by RSV, in babies under 1 year of age born during or entering their first RSV season.
Reduced chance of needing medical care due to RSV
This can include trips to the doctor, urgent care, ER, or hospital. According to the CDC, Beyfortus reduces the risk of serious RSV lung infection by about 80%.
Safe and effective in babies under age 1
The safety of Beyfortus was found to be similar to placebo in clinical studies. Mild to moderate side effects were seen in only 1 in 100 children. The most common side effects of Beyfortus include rash and pain, swelling, or hardness at the site of your baby’s injection. These are not all the possible side effects of Beyfortus.
A breakthrough decades in the making
For almost 60 years, scientists have been trying to develop prevention for RSV disease. In 2016, Beyfortus started its first major clinical trial in babies.
Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Beyfortus has also been added to the approved immunization schedule. This means that it may be available at no cost for parents through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program and many private health insurance companies.
How Beyfortus works
Beyfortus is a preventative antibody that gives babies the protection against RSV they lack. Antibodies are made naturally by our immune system to fight viruses. But a baby’s immune system might not be strong enough by itself to make enough antibodies to fight RSV. This is where preventative antibodies can add more protection. Beyfortus may not protect all children.
Your baby gets Beyfortus
Depending on when they're born, your baby will receive Beyfortus at birth or at a regular checkup during or entering their first RSV season.
A boosted immune system
Beyfortus gives your baby the antibodies they lack while their immune system is maturing.
An extra layer of protection
If your baby comes into contact with RSV, the preventative antibodies in Beyfortus stick to the surface of the virus to help prevent it from infecting the lungs.
When can my baby get Beyfortus?
If your baby is born during RSV season (fall through spring)
Beyfortus should be given at birth.
If not given in the hospital, they should receive it at their first doctor’s visit.
If your baby is born in the spring or summer
Your baby can get Beyfortus at a regular checkup, typically just before RSV season.
They can get their injection at the same time as other routine childhood vaccines.