Infectious Diseases

The following include FAQs, guidelines  and protocols developed by LHSC's Transplant Teams and are specific to the care of LHSC recipients. They may not be applicable for care of recipients transplanted or being followed by other centres.


COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccinations


COVID-19 - Information for Transplant Recipients - LHSC FAQ


COVID-19 Vaccination:

CDC Clinical Care Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination

Clinical Considerations: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Management of Anaphylaxis after COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination for Transplant Recipients - LHSC FAQ


Other Useful COVID-19 Resources:

Health Canada Information on COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccination - CST National Transplant Consensus Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccination - AST FAQ


Routine Pre and Post Transplant Vaccinations:

Vaccines should be completed prior to transplantation but this is not always possible depending on patient's length of time on the wait list or severity of illness. Below is an FAQ for recipients explaining all necessary vaccines as well as proposed schedule for vaccinating. If there are any concerns or difficulties with vaccinating your patients, do not hesitate to contact the transplant program at LHSC.

Vaccinations and Transplantation – Information for Transplant Recipients

Recommended Vaccination Schedule for Transplant Recipients



Measles and Transplant Patients FAQ


Hepatitis C Donor Organs for Transplant:

Considering HCV Donor Organs for Transplant - FAQ for Recipients