We have officially embarked upon flu season. While employees and faculty of the Emory Transplant Center have been vaccinated against the flu, we would like to remind our patients and their families to take preventive action now, and if you have not done so yet, get your flu vaccine.
Because transplant patients have a chronic disease and/or are now taking anti-rejection medicine, they are at an increased risk of getting the flu. If you had your transplant more than three months ago, it’s time to roll up your sleeve and get protected. If you are not at the three-month mark, ask for the shot during your three-month follow-up visit.
Research has shown that flu vaccination is the most effective way to reduce complications and deaths related to influenza. Please take care of yourself, and make a commitment to get your flu shot to ward off the flu this year.
If you are a patient and have questions about the flu vaccination, please call us at 1-855-EMORYTX (366-7989).