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Hospital officers say sufferers’ immune techniques are suppressed and in a chronic weakened state after a transplant, making them extra susceptible to infections from viruses like COVID-19.
This coverage requiring sufferers to have the COVID vaccine earlier than an organ transplant is only some weeks outdated, however UW Medication has lengthy required sufferers awaiting such operations to be present on all crucial vaccinations earlier than a process.
Sufferers can’t wait till after their transplant to be vaccinated for COVID. UW Medication says sufferers usually don’t reply as nicely to the COVID vaccine due to their weakened immune techniques.
UW Medication’s coverage follows that of different well being suppliers who’re denying organ transplants to unvaccinated sufferers.
In late September, Colorado well being system UCHealth knowledgeable a lady with kidney failure she was being denied a kidney transplant as a result of she and her donor weren’t vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.
Fox Information’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.
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