Researchers recommend COVID-19 vaccination prior to organ transplant

Solid organ transplant recipients, including liver transplant recipients, are likely at an increased risk for severe COVID-19, therefore researchers recommended priority vaccination status for patients’ pre-transplantation.“Transplant patients are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 infection, we have found many reports show once infection is acquired by these immunosuppressed patients, it may be of greater severity than in normal hosts,” Rita German, MD, University of Wisconsin department of medicine, said during the ACG Virtual Grand Round 2021. “These severeRead More

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