Alternative strategies of posttransplant influenza vaccination in adult solid organ transplant recipients

Academic Article


  • Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are at increased risk of influenza disease and associated complications. The mainstay of prevention is the annual standard-dose influenza vaccine, as studies showed decreased influenza-related morbidity and mortality in vaccinated SOT recipients compared to those unvaccinated. Nonetheless, the immune response in this high-risk population is suboptimal compared to healthy individuals. Over the past two decades, several vaccination strategies have been investigated to overcome this inadequate immune response in SOT recipients. Howbeit, the best vaccination strategy and optimal timing of influenza vaccination remain unclear. This review will provide a detailed summary of studies of various influenza vaccination strategies in adult SOT recipients, discussing immunogenicity results, and addressing their limitations and knowledge gaps.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 1592090
  • Author List

  • Haddadin Z; Krueger K; Thomas LD; Overton ET; Ison M; Halasa N
  • Start Page

  • 938
  • End Page

  • 949
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 3