Immunization

Nurse administering a vaccination to a patient in his left upper arm

The nature of the hemodialysis treatment exposes patients to an increased risk for preventable infections. Efforts to prevent these infections are essential. Within the ESRD patient population, the incidence of some vaccine-preventable diseases is higher, as is the severity of those infections.

Resources

Vaccination Toolkit developed by Midwest Kidnet Network contains several handouts, fact sheets, and posters to promote vaccination in your facility.

CDC Recommended Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

CDC Guidelines for Vaccinating Dialysis Patients