Perspective on COVID-19 vaccination in patients with immune-mediated kidney diseases: consensus statements from the ERA-IWG and EUVAS

Kate I. Stevens, Eleni Frangou, Jae Il Shin, Hans Joachim Anders, Annette Bruchfeld, Ulf Schönermarck, Thomas Hauser, Kerstin Westman, Gema M. Fernandez-Juarez, Jürgen Floege, Dimitrios Goumenos, Kultigin Turkmen, Cees van Kooten, Stephen P. McAdoo, Vladimir Tesar, Mårten Segelmark, Duvuru Geetha, David R.W. Jayne, Andreas Kronbichler, Immunonephrology Working Group (IWG)The European Vasculitis Society (EUVAS)

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Abstract

Patients with immune-mediated kidney diseases are at increased risk of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The international rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has provided varying degrees of protection and enabled the understanding of vaccine efficacy and safety. The immune response to COVID-19 vaccines is lower in most patients with immune-mediated kidney diseases; either related to immunosuppression or low risk of de novo or relapsing immune-mediated kidney disease. Population-based studies will determine whether this is causal or coincidental. Such cases respond to standard management, including the use of immunosuppression. The Immunonephrology Working Group and European Vasculitis Society recommend that patients with immune-mediated kidney diseases follow national guidance on vaccination. Booster doses based on antibody measurements could be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1400-1410
Number of pages11
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Urology and Nephrology

Free keywords

  • IgA nephropathy
  • immunology
  • immunosuppression
  • rituximab
  • vasculitis

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