Vaccinations in reference to kidney transplantation

What are the vaccinations in reference to kidney transplantation

Live vaccines are contraindicated after transplantation and should be administered prior. If a live vaccine is given prior to transplantation, the patient cannot be on immunosuppression and therefore transplanted for a minimum of 4 weeks. Inactivated vaccines can be given post transplant. The time frame to be able to receive a vaccination post transplant is 3 to 6 months. Close contacts should also be appropriately vaccinated. 

Here is the table which shows a table of commonly questioned vaccinations.

Vaccine Timing and Transplant

VACCINEINACTIVATED/LIVE ATTENUATEDGIVE PRIOR OR AFTER TRANSPLANTATION
Influenza (injected)InactivatedBoth
Hepatitis BInactivatedBoth but preferably completed prior to transplant
TetanusInactivatedBoth
Pertussis (Tdap)InactivatedBoth
Streptococcus pneumoniaeInactivatedBoth
Neisseria meningitidisInactivatedBoth
RabiesInactivatedBoth
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)Live AttenuatedOnly Prior
VaricellaLive AttenuatedOnly Prior
Human Papilloma VirusInactivatedBoth

The inhaled influenza vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and is contraindicated. Patients traveling abroad should consider visiting a travel clinic for appropriate vaccinations and prophylaxis as needed.

15585

Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

15856
Scroll to Top