February 23, 2012

Influenza Vaccination in the Organ Transplant Recipient: Review and Summary Recommendations


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Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for organ transplant patients although the different types of influenza vaccines and timing of vaccination can be a source of confusion for the provider.  This review summarizes the current state of knowledge for annual influenza vaccination the organ transplant recipient.  It discusses the various studies done in the transplant population but also discusses the timing of vaccination and the effect of immunosuppression.  The literature associating vaccination with development of HLA alloantibodies is also reviewed.

Transplant Infectious Disease

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