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Schumer advocates for fast-tracking RSV vaccine amid shortage

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse to address the critical shortage of the RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) vaccine. Nationwide, doctors face challenges in accessing this lifesaving shot, significantly impacting families across Central New York.

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Schumer is urging the FDA and pharmaceutical companies to prioritize and expedite the distribution of the RSV vaccine, especially in communities like Syracuse that are experiencing dire shortages. Local health facilities, including Syracuse Community Health, have received very limited doses, forcing tough decisions on prioritizing children for vaccination.

Schumer’s intervention brings hope to many families, echoed by advocates commitment to making the vaccine more accessible.