The BCCH Multi-Organ Transplant team STRONGLY recommends keeping
current with vaccines after transplant to ensure your child is protected.
Vaccines save lives and protect against dangerous and deadly infections.
Organ transplant recipients are at an increased risk of infections because their anti-rejection medications can weaken their immune system.
If your child was not able to receive all the recommended vaccines before their transplant, most vaccines can be given safely after transplantation.
Some of the vaccines will be the same for children with solid organ
transplants (SOT) as the routine immunization schedules.
For other vaccines, extra doses, different schedules or special instructions may be required, depending on your child’s age, when they received their transplant, and vaccines received before transplant.