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Webinar - COVID-19 vaccines for people living with kidney disease

Kidney Health Australia is part of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology COVID-19 National Working Group which continues to respond to the COVID-19 Crisis to ensure the needs and concerns of patients are being heard, and that the information as it relates to people with kidney disease is up to date and backed by the clinical community.

COVID-19 Vaccine

It is best advised that you speak with your treating doctor about the COVID-19 vaccine and what will be best for your health.

With information changing rapidly in regards to vaccine availaibility and eligibility, we recommend you regularly check the Australian Government website for up-to-date information about the rollout, including timelines.

To read more about the need for vaccination for people with kidney disease, read the joint statement from the ANZSN COVID-19 Working Group here.

Even with vaccination, physical distancing, mask wearing masks and safe hand hygiene continue to be very important measures to protect from COVID-19.

Download the media release: People with kidney disease and kidney transplants urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 and your kidney health

Your COVID-19 questions answered

Watch Dr Shilpa Jesudason discuss COVID-19 and kidney disease, answering the kidney communities most asked questions.

How to stay safe during COVID-19

 We went live on Facebook with Dr Shilpa Jesudason to talk about how you can stay safe during COVID-19, watch here.

Other useful links

Health Professional Webinars

We're hosting regular webinars for health professionals to help inform them on how to care for kidney patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more.

Want more information?

There is a large amount of unverified information circulating on social media. It is important that you seek information on coronavirus from trusted sources.

Australian Government

Visit the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Information Page. This page is regularly updated with the latest information.

If you have questions about coronavirus please call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

World Health Organisation

The WHO has a large range of global resources and information visit the World Health Organisation Advice for the Public Page.

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

Health professionals can get up-to-date information and best practice care advice on the COVID-19 Evidence website.

Transplant Australia

Transplant Australia have resources, videos and updates on staying safe with your transplant visit their website.

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