Explaining the New RSV Shot | Sponsored Kansas City MomCast Episode

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This episode is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health.

RSV can be dangerous for infants and young children. Each year in the United States, about 80,000 children younger than 5 years are hospitalized due to RSV infection and it’s also the leading cause of hospitalizations among children less than one years old.

Today, we’re chatting with Dr. A. Gabriel Schifman, a pediatric emergency room physician and medical director of the Pediatric ER at Overland Park Regional Medical Center – a part of HCA Midwest Health, about a new shot that can help reduce the risk of RSV in infants.

HCA Midwest Health PediatricsThank you to our episode sponsor!

When your child is sick or injured, trust the expertise of The Pediatric Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center to get them back tobeing a kid again. To find a pediatric specialist or learn more about the pediatric ER, visit hcamidwest.com/pediatrics.



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Sarah McGinnity
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!