Special Issue "Vaccination in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients"
A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 2708
2. Department of Vascular Biology of the Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases (I2MC), Université de Toulouse 3, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) UMR1048, Toulouse, France
Interests: kidney transplantation; liver transplantation; transplant immunology
Solid Organ Transplant candidates or recipients are a high risk population for many infections, while some of them are vaccine preventable diseases. Covid-19 pandemic reminded us the altered immune vaccine response in transplant recipients, with dramatical consequences. Hence, every effort should be made as soon as possible, prior transplantation. Recommendations for immunization of transplant patients concerning several frequent infections exist (e.g., Influenza, Tetanos, Polio, Pertussis, etc.).
Nonetheless, substantial patients remain incompletely or unvaccinated. This leads to avoidable health problems. Moreover, prevention treatments by vaccine remain an unmet medical need for some infections (such as cytomegalovirus).
In this Special Issue of Vaccine, we focus on recent progresses made in the field of vaccinology, as well as future directions identified for solid organ transplant patients. Based on your extensive knowledge and experience, we invite you to contribute with an original report, personal point of vue, or review to highlight (i) specific organization models proposed to improve vaccination rate in this population, (ii) immune pathways developed to improve immunogenicity of vaccines or alternative strategies for transplant recipients, (iii) future directions concerning the development of new vaccines.
Dr. Arnaud Del Bello
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- sars-CoV-2 infection
- solid organ transplant recipients
- pneumococcal vaccine