Maggie was on Synagis all last winter. If I remember right, she started getting them the first week of October and got one every 28 days until the end of April. The time they start and the duration varies based on what part of the country you live in and what the RSV season is like there.
The shot is only good for 28 days, so little Gracie should get them no longer than 28 days apart. Of all the shots that Maggie has had, these were BY FAR the easiest! Oblviously, there was the initial poke, but within about 10 seconds she was always fine. I never noticed ANY side effects (not even low grade fever or anything).
The only "bad" part (that really wasn't that bad) is the waiting. We would get there and they would weigh her, and then go mix the medication, because the dosage has to be exact based on current weight. Then it had to sit for 20 minutes before they could give it to her. Then, she'd get the shot and, like Alissa said, we'd have to wait another 20 minutes to make sure she didn't have an allergic reaction. So the visit ended up taking a least an hour every time, but that was the only negative thing.
Good luck to you and little Gracie with these. I hope that they go a smoothly for you guys as they did for us!
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