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We Must Prioritize Vaccinations for CKD Patients — Their elevated risk makes it life or death

December 28, 2020

As vaccines roll out, the threat of COVID-19 continues to loom large over those with kidney disease, especially for the millions of Americans living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and kidney transplants. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us in the medical community to confront a disease where we have had incomplete knowledge of transmission, clinical course, and therapeutics. All the while, we have needed to provide for immediate needs and protect the vulnerable with the best knowledge we have.

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