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Immunization Chart for Transplant Patients (6778)

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Immunization Chart for Transplant Patients

No transplant patients should be given a live vaccine. These are general guidelines. Your
situation may be different. If you have any questions, please contact the Transplant Office at
(608) 263-1384 or 1-800-323-8942.

Note: If you have a live donor transplant scheduled or are working with a possible live donor,
talk to your transplant coordinator before getting any vaccines.


Vaccine


Safe/Recommended
BEFORE
transplant
Please note above
Safe/Recommended
AFTER transplant
Safe for close
contacts and people
living in the same
home of transplant
patients to receive
Inactivated influenza,
injected

Yes Yes Yes
Influenza, intranasal live
vaccine

No
No
Probably, ask your
coordinator or
physician

Hepatitis B

Yes Yes Yes

Hepatitis A

Yes Yes Yes
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pert
ussis (Tdap, DTaP, Td
or DT)

Yes
Yes Yes

Polio, Inactivated

Yes Yes Yes
Pneumococcal
polysaccharide or
conjugate

Yes
Yes Yes

Quadrivalent
meningococcal
conjugate or
polysaccharide
Only needed for
certain patients,
consult your doctor Only needed for
certain patients,
consult your doctor Yes

Varicella (Varivax®)






Yes No
If immunized person
develops a rash,
transplant patient
should avoid contact
with the person for
the duration of the
rash.

Varicella zoster
(Zostavax®)





Yes, for patients 60
years of age and
older. No
If immunized person
develops a rash,
transplant patient
should avoid contact
with the person for
the duration of the
rash.
Measles, Mumps,
Rubella

Yes No Yes
Human papillomavirus
(HPV)
Yes, for individuals
ages 9 - 26
Yes, for individuals
ages 9 - 26 Yes
Haemophilus influenzae
type b
Only needed for
certain patients,
consult your doctor
Only needed for
certain patients,
consult your doctor Yes
Rotavirus






Yes, for infants No
Yes, but avoid contact
with stool for one
week and be sure to
practice good hand
hygiene during diaper
changes.



Travel

We recommend that you consult with a travel clinic if you are traveling outside of
the United States. They will give you the most up-to-date recommendations for
vaccines you should have before you travel. Just be sure to inform them that you
cannot get any live virus vaccines because of your transplant.

Treatment for Exposure

What is an exposure?

1. Someone who lives with you having chicken pox or shingles.
2. Close contact, longer than 1 hour indoors.
3. Hospital contact within the same room.














Chicken pox
If you are exposed (see above definition of exposure) to someone who has chicken pox, contact
your transplant team to see if you are at risk. You may need medicine. A blood test can tell if
you have had chicken pox. All transplant patients should know if they are immune. Check with
your doctor or coordinator.

Chicken pox is contagious for about 2 days before the rash and 3 to 10 days after the rash
appears and until the lesions have crusted. Remember, if you have had an exposure contact your
transplant team.


Measles
If you are exposed (see above definition of exposure) to someone who has measles contact your
transplant team to see if you are at risk. You may need medicine.


















Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911.Copyright © 2/2016. University of Wisconsin Hospital and
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