Recommendations on the vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in patients on dialysis and on the kidney transplant waiting list
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Yomayusa Gonzalez N, González González CA, Yama E. Recommendations on the vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in patients on dialysis and on the kidney transplant waiting list. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 10 [cited 2023 Jun. 2];9(2). Available from:


Background: People on dialysis are considered a high-risk population for SARS-CoV-2 infection, complications, and death. In Colombia, about 44% of the population on dialysis is under 60 years of age. In addition, due to the same challenges that the pandemic has imposed on transplant programs, the young population that must continue on dialysis has increased markedly, as they have no option in the short term of a kidney transplant, therefore, the limitations in early access to vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 would exacerbate the problems of this population, causing considerable losses in years of life that the vaccine could save.

Purpose: The objective of this document is to summarize the main reasons why the prioritization of vaccination of patients on chronic dialysis and on the kidney transplant waiting list is recommended.

Methodology: A rapid search for information on vaccination in patients with CKD on dialysis or awaiting kidney transplantation was performed. The resulting information was critically analyzed by experts in nephrology for the formulation of recommendations. The search results are presented as a narrative synthesis.

Results: Based on the information reviewed and discussed by nephrology experts, 4 recommendations are proposed for vaccination against the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

Conclusions: The Colombian Association of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension (ASOCOLNEF), the Colombian Association of Pediatric Nephrology (ACONEPE) and the Colombian Association of Organ Transplantation (ACTO), committed to the health of patients with kidney disease on dialysis and transplant waiting lists in Colombia, join to generate recommendations for prioritization and vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.
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