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FAQ: COVID Vaccine and Transplantation

Information from NHSBT

Should i have the COVID 19 vaccine

NHSBT is the authority that oversees transplantation in the United Kingdom. NHSBT has today (14 January 2021) issued helpful information about the COVID vaccine to people who are awaiting transplant, who have had a liver transplant or who are living donors.

Go to our PSC and COVID-19 vaccines page for more information about the vaccines and the priority groups in the UK vaccine programme.

News About COVID-19

New Advice on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

07 Apr 2021

MHRA issues new advice, concluding a possible link between COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca and extremely rare, unlikely to occur blood clots.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Households of Those with Weakened Immune Systems

01 Apr 2021

Vaccines to be offered to people aged 16 and over living with people with weak immune systems.

COVID Vaccine for People on the Transplant Waiting List

18 Mar 2021

If you are on the transplant waiting list, did you know that NHSBT recommend that you have two COVID vaccine doses 21-28 days apart (depending upon vaccine type)?

COVID Vaccines and the Immune System

04 Mar 2021

How do COVID vaccines affect people who are taking immunosuppressive medicines?

NHSBT Liver Transplant Update for Patients (February 2021)

24 Feb 2021

Important information for anyone on the liver transplant waiting list.

What COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups are People with PSC in?

22 Feb 2021

Which priority groups are people with PSC in? How we can help if your doctors advises you that you are not in a priority group.

Additional Risk Factors Used to Identify People at High Risk of COVID-19

16 Feb 2021

Additional people who may be at high risk from COVID-19 have been identified using a risk score based on a wide range of factors that predict a more severe course of COVID-19 or an increased likelihood of getting COVID-19.

Ask the Expert 17 February 2021

16 Feb 2021

Join us and Dr Hermien Hartog for this live Ask the Expert session. Wednesday 17th Feb at 2pm(UK). Video now available.

Acute Cholangitis or COVID-19?

04 Feb 2021

One of the signs of acute cholangitis can include a higher temperature than normal, which is also one of the main symptoms of COVID-19. Find out more.

Care of Patients With Liver Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic – UPDATE

03 Feb 2021

European experts have made recommendations on the care of liver disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.