Anti-vaccine pediatrician spreads false claims about RSV immunization

A Spanish pediatrician made a video series spreading false claims about mRNA and RSV vaccines and antibody treatments. In the video, the doctor falsely claims that antibodies and vaccines against RSV are not safe and recommends good nutrition and vitamin C to prevent bronchiolitis (which is often caused by RSV) in children, instead of antibodies or vaccination.   

Recommendation: These types of posts attempt to undermine the public’s perception of the safety of RSV vaccines and preventive antibodies and may promote distrust in guidance from public health officials and doctors. They also promote unproven RSV prevention methods. Messaging to patients may emphasize that RSV is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in babies. That’s why the CDC now recommends an RSV preventive antibody for babies and some young children and an RSV vaccine for pregnant people. RSV vaccines and preventive antibodies are our best protection against RSV and RSV-related complications.