Acceptability at Recruitment
Acceptability at CT / Work-Up
Individual at Risk
Explanation of Condition
Inform transplant centre if vaccinated within the three months prior to harvest. Establish type of vaccination given and whether live-attenuated, killed or subunit.
Live-attenuated vaccines may theoretically cause disease in the immunocompromised recipient.
Examples of live vaccines
Measles vaccine, mumps vaccine, rubella vaccine, chicken pox vaccine, oral polio vaccine (Sabin), yellow fever vaccine, and nasal-spray flu vaccine (including the seasonal flu nasal spray and the 2009 H1N1 flu nasal spray). Rabies vaccines are now available in two different attenuated forms, one for use in humans, and one for animal usage.
BCG vaccine, typhoid vaccine.
For further information, see JPAC guidelines: https://www.transfusionguidelines.org/dsg/bm/appendices/appendix-3-table-of-immunizations
Pseudonyms or Related Conditions
Version 1, Edition 1
Date of Last Update
15th June 2012