HHSC to extend RSV season through late March

MGN Online
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:25pm

Due to the high levels of Repiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Central Texas, the HHSC will extend the palivizumab season through March 31 for counties in the HHSC Region 7.

A sixth dose will be approved without prior authorization.

Health plan medical directors may end the RSV season for their health plans by service area if they demonstrate to HHSC that tthe local virology has dropped below 10 percent positivity for two consecutive weeks.

The palivizumab season for the remainder of the state will end on Friday, February 28.

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