pneumonia causes serious illness and death among
people who have a high risk for this type of infection, such as dialysis
patients. Vaccinations are recommended for anyone with chronic kidney
The flu (influenza) vaccine is the most
effective way to reduce complications related to the flu. Have a yearly flu
shot if you have chronic kidney disease.
Hepatitis B vaccine is a
safe and effective way to prevent
hepatitis B. Vaccination can help lower your risk for hepatitis B if you are on dialysis.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerTushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology