Florida Gastroenterological Society
Florida Gastroenterological Society

Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant than nontransplant recipients in a similar age group, according to a study published in JAMA.Barely half of transplant recipients were up to date on the National Immunization Survey (NIS) seven-vaccine series compared with 70% of healthy children aged 19 to 35 months, researchers found.“Despite the high risk for vaccine-preventable infections post-transplant, the majority of pediatric liver transplant recipients are not up to date onRead More

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