Vaccines protect people from diseases causes by various infections agents like bacteria or viruses. Elderly, children, people with chronic diseases eg Diabetes, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, etc have higher chance of acquiring infections and also face the risk of developing severe infections as compared to healthy people. Hence they need protection which can be provided by appropriate use of vaccines.
Vaccines are one of the most effective tools to protect your health and prevent disease. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed (also called immunity).
While the effectiveness rates of COVID-19 vaccines are very good, we now know that people who are on immunosuppression medications for the treatment of advanced kidney disease and kidney transplant recipients, may not receive the same level of protection, also known as antibody immunity, from the COVID-19 vaccine as people who are not on immunosuppressive medication.
While more research is needed to learn more about the effectiveness in people with advanced CKD, those on dialysis, and transplant recipients — these vaccines have been demonstrated to be safe in this population.
The National Kidney Foundation urges patients with advanced kidney disease, including transplant and dialysis patients and patients requiring immunosuppression for treatment of advanced kidney disease, to continue masking and practicing social distancing, after being fully vaccinated.
Many experts also think getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill if you do get COVID-19.
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