How to learn more about RSV

Do your research. The other sections of this health feature and the RSV channel are a good place to start your research on RSV.

Other information resources for RSV include:

  • Hospital for Sick Children: About Kids' Health
  • Lung Association of Canada
  • RSV Shield

Work with your medical team. Your child's doctor can help you learn more about RSV. They can also help you apply the information you have learned in your research to make decisions about your child's care. It's especially important to talk to your doctor if you are concerned that your baby may be at risk of serious complications of RSV (see "RSV complications: Is my baby at risk?" to learn more). Nurses and pharmacists are also excellent resources for information on RSV.

Your health care professional may have questions about your child's health conditions, medications, allergies, and immunization status, so be sure to bring this information to your visit. Bring along a pen and paper to make notes during your visit.

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Before your visit to a health care professional, make a note of any questions you may have about RSV. You may wish to use the Doctor Discussion Guide to help you prepare for your visit to the doctor. The guide also includes a list of questions you may want to ask your doctor.

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