Varicella vaccination in pediatric kidney transplant candidates

Susan L. Furth, Barbara A. Fivush

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Existing studies support the use of varicella vaccine in a two-dose regimen in patients with renal disease prior to transplantation. Levels of anti-varicella zoster virus antibody should be monitored on a regular basis after immunization, and where a loss of a previously protective antibody titer occurs, a third booster dose should be considered pretransplant. Further data need to be collected regarding the use of the vaccine in seronegative patients who have already undergone transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric transplantation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


  • End-stage renal disease
  • Immunization
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Varicella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation


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