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Renal Disease and Adult Vaccination

Vaccines are especially critical for people with health conditions such as renal disease.

If you have renal disease or kidney failure, talk with your doctor about:

  • Influenza vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu
  • Tdap vaccine to protect against whooping cough and tetanus
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to protect against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series to protect against hepatitis B
  • Zoster vaccine to protect against shingles if you are 60 years and older
  • HPV vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus if you are a woman up to age 26 and a man up to age 21
  • MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella if you were born in 1957 or after and have not gotten this vaccine or have immunity to these diseases
  • Varicella vaccine to protect against chickenpox if you were born in 1980 or after and have not gotten two doses of this vaccine or have immunity to this disease