Vaccine Information for
Transplant Patients

Emory Transplant Center Recommendations

Emory Healthcare’s top priorities are the well-being and safety of our patients. Our goal is to provide the best guidance for our patients and their families. 

The Emory Transplant Center recommends: 

All transplant candidates and recipients, care partners, and eligible household contacts receive and stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). COVID-19 vaccines may be required by some transplant programs. Additional information about COVID-19 vaccines and dosing schedules is available on the CDC website.

  • All transplant candidates and recipients receive and stay up to date with all additional vaccinations as recommended by the CDC. Vaccine information may be found on the CDC website.  
  • We encourage you to ask your provider any questions you may have about vaccines, including COVID-19, and your vaccination status. 

For ease of access, we recommend going to your local retail pharmacy for COVID-19 vaccines. Continue to stay safe. You and your health and safety are very important to us. 

Travel Recommendation

We recommend that all non-essential travel within and outside of the United States is postponed for the foreseeable future. Cruises should be canceled indefinitely. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The American Society of Transplantation (AST) has compiled a list of extra precautions and frequently asked questions specifically for transplant patients, please take a few moments to review the information which will be updated regularly. 

Important Phone Numbers

  • For general questions on COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider.
  • If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19 and you are a post-transplant patient, please call your care team directly at 855-366-7989.

We will continue to update you regularly as we learn more. In the meantime continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Your safety is our top priority.