• Medicine
  • Published in
    Clinical infectious diseases…
    2009
  • DOI:10.1086/644734

Vaccination of solid-organ transplantation candidates.

@article{Chow2009VaccinationOS,
  title={Vaccination of solid-organ transplantation candidates.},
  author={Jennifer K L Chow and Yoav Golan},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={
          1550-6
        }
}
Verifying immunization status and updating vaccinations are important steps in the evaluation of patients who are solid-organ transplant candidates because the potential benefits of vaccination outweigh the risk of adverse events. Because patients with end-organ disease, such as end-stage renal disease and cirrhosis, have reduced immune responses to many vaccines, vaccination should be performed as early as possible during the course of these diseases. Furthermore, it is particularly important… CONTINUE READING

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