What is the Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are common viruses that usually cause a simple cold. When new strains of viruses emerge, they can cause more severe diseases, as seen with the recent novel coronavirus disease called Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This new virus and disease were the cause of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, starting in December 2019 and now has spread to many parts of the world (American Society of Transplantation).
There are numerous resources and information surrounding the coronavirus and transplant patients. These resources keep the most up-to-date information regarding recommendations for vaccine administration and treatment. Please speak with your individual team to determine the best options for you.
January 2021 UNOS Webinar COVID-19 and Transplants
Links to some of these resources are listed below:
American Society of Transplantation: COVID-19 Resources for the Transplant Community.
Transplant Living: COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): People Who are Immunocompromised.
National Kidney Foundation: Transplant and COVID-19.