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‘It’s a painful situation:’ Schumer calls for more RSV vaccines in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Senator Chuck Schumer announced $116M a year for Rochester Regional Health while also calling for more RSV vaccines in the Finger Lakes area.

On Monday morning, Schumer was joined by local healthcare leaders who help treat kids with RSV, also known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus. These doctors, according to Schumer, are facing challenges over the shortage of the vaccine.

“Rochester parents who want a shot for their kids are being told to wait weeks or months,” Schumer said. “It’s a very painful situation, and if your kid gets RSV, you worry.”

Schumer is calling for the CDC and the FDA to get these vaccines in the hands of pediatricians and hospitals in areas impacted by the shortage. He is also calling for the federal government to work with the manufacturers to increase the supply of vaccines.

In addition, Schumer announced Rochester Regional Health will receive over $116 million a year for medicare reimbursement in order to support doctors, patients, and workers.

During the conference, Schumer is encouraging residents who are vulnerable to get vaccinated, if they are able to receive it.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Senator Chuck Schumer announced $116M a year for Rochester Regional Health while also calling for more RSV vaccines in the Finger Lakes area.

On Monday morning, Schumer was joined by local healthcare leaders who help treat kids with RSV, also known as Respiratory Syncytial Virus. These doctors, according to Schumer, are facing challenges over the shortage of the vaccine.

“Rochester parents who want a shot for their kids are being told to wait weeks or months,” Schumer said. “It’s a very painful situation, and if your kid gets RSV, you worry.”

Schumer is calling for the CDC and the FDA to get these vaccines in the hands of pediatricians and hospitals in areas impacted by the shortage. He is also calling for the federal government to work with the manufacturers to increase the supply of vaccines.

In addition, Schumer announced Rochester Regional Health will receive over $116 million a year for medicare reimbursement in order to support doctors, patients, and workers.

During the conference, Schumer is encouraging residents who are vulnerable to get vaccinated, if they are able to receive it. Read More HealthRochesterFirst  

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