DOI: 10.2807/ ISSN: 1560-7917

Early lessons from the implementation of universal respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis in infants with long-acting monoclonal antibodies, Galicia, Spain, September and October 2023

Federico Martinón-Torres, Susana Mirás-Carballal, Carmen Durán-Parrondo
  • Virology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

A monoclonal antibody for universal respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis in infants has recently been licensed. We share our experiences of integrating nirsevimab into the regional immunisation programme in Galicia, Spain. After a 3-week hospital-based immunisation campaign with flexible individualised appointments and educational activities, nirsevimab uptake was 97.5% in the high-risk group, 81.4% in the catch-up group and 92.6% in infants born during the campaign. This successful implementation strategy can serve as a model and may inform other countries’ programmatic deliberations.

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