Pregnant Wisconsinites are being encouraged to get the RSV vaccine to protect newborns from the virus.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says there are more than 14-hundred people in Wisconsin with RSV as of today. Of those infected, 580 are under two years old. DHS says the RSV vaccine can be given to people between 32 weeks and 36 weeks-six days of pregnancy in order for their newborns to also get protection for the first six months of life. DHS says there are vaccination options for children younger than eight months, but says they are not as readily available.