The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prophylaxis for
High-Risk Infants Program


What does the program cover?

This program covers the full cost of the drug palivizumab used to prevent a serious lower respiratory tract infection in certain high risk infants. The infection is caused by the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

Is my child eligible?

Talk to your doctor and if your child is eligible, your doctor will fill out and submit the form.

The RSV program funds treatment during the active RSV season only. To qualify, your child(ren) must live in Ontario, must have a valid health card to show that he or she is entitled to health care services paid for by OHIP,  and meets the treatment guidelines that the ministry sets at the beginning of each RSV season.  In general, the active RSV season is from November to April in Ontario but will vary depending on where you live.

What costs will I pay?

If your child qualifies, the RSV program will pay 100% of his/her treatments. 

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