Skip to content


If you have had an organ transplant then you may want to also become a member of these communities if they are applicable to your condition to share your experience:
Diabetes and Kidney Community
Kidney Disorders Community
WebMD Diabetes Community
WebMD Hepatitis Community
WebMD Heart Disease Community
Post Organ Transplant H1N1 Flu
vonachs posted:
Have had a Living Doner Liver Transplant. The Transplant Hospital sent out information about the Flu and people with weak immune systems. The local Health Department has been swamped with people getting flu shots. Is it a priority that Transplant recipients get flu shots? Is it difficult everywhere to get Flu shots and what other options due high risk people have.
John-SKPT responded:
The supply is still really quite lacking in most places. It's been suggested to me to get the H1N1 vaccine as soon as I can, but so far I haven't been able to get one. AND! Do not allow anyone to give you the nasal version, and you really should not have contact with people who have recently received the nasal vaccine. (My nephrologist could only get the nasal vaccine---it was the only type available---and he had to have another doc see all his transplant patients for a couple of weeks, until he was not communicable any longer.)
terri7291 responded:
My transplant center insisted I get both regular flu and H1N1 shots. They offered both there so I got them during my clinic visits. I would ask your doctor or coordinator.

Spotlight: Member Stories

Momma of 6 children, 3 beautiful girls ages, 20, 26, and 27 and 3 handsome boys ages, 21, 16, and 14. My 26 and 27 year old have finished college. My ...More

Helpful Tips

How to load photos on WebMD
WebMD has created a guide to assist you with loading your photos. Photo upload guide More
Was this Helpful?
7 of 14 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.