NHS Dumfries & Galloway


There’s now a vaccine which helps protect against Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

RSV is a common and highly infectious respiratory virus that affects the breathing system. While most RSV infections are usually mild, it can cause severe illness in babies under one year of age and some older adults. For those at greatest risk, RSV can cause pneumonia and bronchiolitis, leading to complications and hospitalisation. Getting the RSV vaccine is the best way to protect yourself.

NHS Scotland recommends you have the RSV vaccine if you are: 75 years old on and between 1 August 2024 and 31 July 2025

  • aged 75 to 79 years old on 1 August 2024 (born between 2 August 1944 and 31 July 1950) pregnant.
  • Older adults who are eligible will be sent an appointment letter. 
  • Pregnant women are encouraged to speak to their midwife about getting the vaccine from 28 weeks of their pregnancy.

For more information please visit www.nhsinform.scot/rsv-adult or www.nhsinform.scot/rsv-baby

Further Information

To check eligibility, help with booking appointments/ alternative formats and for more information visit www.nhsinform.scot/springvaccine


If you have an enquiry about vaccinations or to reschedule an appointment please contact us.

Email: dg.vaccinationenquiries@nhs.scot

Telephone: 01387 403090