Along with improved sanitation, immunisation is humanity’s greatest advances in preventing sickness and death from infectious diseases. Vaccines have helped eliminate or significantly reduce the burden of more than a dozen illnesses.
Current guidelines recommend immunisations for all patients with CKD regardless of the disease stage, but they are recommended during the early stages of progressive renal disease to increase the likelihood of vaccine-induced immunity.
The ISN put together a group of experts to develop a set of guidelines for vaccination in subjects with CKD, and the guidelines have just been published as a Supplement to the IJN. Click here to access.