People living with kidney disease are at greater risk of COVID-19 complications, hospitalization and even death. People on dialysis are particularly vulnerable to the virus, especially those who travel to and from dialysis clinics and may be unable to socially distance.
Thanks to the groundbreaking work of leading medical experts, each COVID-19 vaccine has proven highly effective at preventing you from getting the virus. Getting vaccinated will help keep you and your family healthy and safe.
If you have kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) urges you to talk to your doctors, care team and/or dialysis clinic about how to get the vaccine. This page will share FAQs related to the vaccine and how AKF is working to ensure everyone with kidney disease has access to the vaccine.
Learn how AKF is helping people with kidney disease access COVID-19 vaccines
AKF met with congressional and Biden-Harris administration officials to recommend the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines directly to dialysis clinics nationwide. We are grateful to the administration for taking the steps to make this happen.
View our letters related to our efforts:
- Letter to the National Governors Association and state and local governments urging the prioritization of COVID-19 vaccine access for people with kidney failure.
- Letter to the U.S. Senate urging the direct allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine to people with kidney failure receiving dialysis and frontline workers in all dialysis clinics across the United States.
- Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging the direct allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine to people with kidney failure receiving dialysis and frontline workers in all dialysis clinics across the United States.