This winter, when the usual sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and fevers start up, there will be extra protection available for people at high risk from at least one common illness. Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV causes mild cold symptoms in most people, but it can lead to hospitalization and even death in older people and babies.

Thankfully, new RSV protections are in place this year. Sara Hicks is a pharmacist with Lewis Drug and is also Lewis’ immunization coordinator.

She joined us today to tell us more about these new options in the fight against RSV, who they can help and why you may want to consider them heading into the upcoming cold and flu season.

Lewis has been a trusted neighborhood pharmacy and market leader for over 80 years. From expert advice and quick refills – to longer hours, and more convenient locations. You can find the neighborhood pharmacy nearest you online at Online prescription refills are available through the RX Local app and your local Lewis pharmacists can give you RSV and COVID vaccines, as well as flu shots. Lewis Drug also offers health screenings to keep you on the road to wellness.