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Current Knowledge of Vaccinations in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Authors Haddiya I

Received 16 September 2019

Accepted for publication 3 July 2020

Published 27 July 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 179—185

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJNRD.S231142

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal


Intissar Haddiya

Department of Nephrology, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Clinical Research and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda, University Mohamed Premier, Oujda, Morocco

Correspondence: Intissar Haddiya Department of Nephrology
Laboratory of Epidemiology, Clinical Research and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda, University Mohamed Premier, 12, Avenue Al Ouafae, Hay AlHikma, Oujda 60050, Morocco
Tel +212 661 281400
Email intissarhaddiya@yahoo.fr

Abstract: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are at high risk for infectious complications. This is partly due to their dysfunctional immune system, especially in advanced CKD stages. Vaccination represents an important prevention strategy in these patients, as several studies have reported lower infection rates and significantly reduced morbidity and mortality in hospitals adopting vaccination protocols. However, vaccination rates are particularly low in these patients, and the diminished immune responsiveness remains the main issue of vaccination in CKD patients. Besides, there are various immunization protocols across the world in the absence of optimal vaccination policies. This paper aims to discuss the current knowledge of vaccination in this immunocompromised group of patients based on recent evidence and recommendations.

Keywords: immunizations, vaccines, immune system, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant

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