‘Turning point’: World’s first RSV vax approved

GSK's Arexvy vaccine is 83% effective at preventing lower respiratory tract disease in over-60s, its phase III trial suggests.
Rachel Fieldhouse

The world’s first respiratory syncytial virus vaccine has been approved by the US medicines regulator for older adults.

Approval of GSK’s protein-based vaccine, dubbed Arexvy, followed phase III trial results showing 83% efficacy in preventing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated lower respiratory tract disease, compared with placebo.