We’re here to help you during these difficult times. Our Kidney Helpline can answer your kidney health queries, COVID-19 questions and help connect you to services. Call today on 1800 454 363 or email Kidney.Helpline@kidney.org.au
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
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.
There is a large amount of unverified information circulating on social media. It is important that you seek information on coronavirus from trusted sources.
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.
The WHO has a large range of global resources and information visit the World Health Organisation Advice for the Public Page.
Health professionals can get up-to-date information and best practice care advice on the COVID-19 Evidence website.
Transplant Australia have resources, videos and updates on staying safe with your transplant visit their website.