Kidney disease is one of several conditions that can put a person at higher risk for infection. This means that those with kidney failure may need to receive more shots, or higher doses, of vaccines to assure protection.
Below are the types of vaccines recommended for people on dialysis and individuals with chronic kidney disease who have not yet started dialysis:
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Flu shot to protect against influenza
- The pneumococcal vaccine called PPV23