Immunizations Pre- and Post- Transplant

Primary care providers should advise all patients to update all immunizations prior to transplant and avoid all live vaccines post-transplant. Killed and toxin derived vaccines are safe for transplant recipients, but many recipients are uninformed about immunizations, so proper education by the primary care provider is important for transplant patients.


Safe Killed Vaccines

  • HPV

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Influenza (injectable form)

  • Diphtheria toxoid

  • Tetanus toxoid

  • Pertussis

  • Hemophilus influenza type B (Hib)

  • Inactivated polio

  • Pneumococcal

  • Meningococcal

  • Rabies

  • Typhoid

  • Japanese encephalitis virus


Controlled Live Virus Vaccines

  • Varicella

  • Herpes zoster

  • Intranasal live attenuated influenza

  • MMR

  • Oral polio

  • Oral live attenuated typhoid

  • Calmett-Guerin bacillus (BCG)

  • Yellow Fever

Immunizations Pre- and Post- Transplant