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Title: Australia and New Zealand Transplant and Cellular Therapies COVID-19 vaccination consensus position statement.
Austin Authors: Hamad, Nada;Ananda-Rajah, Michelle;Gilroy, Nicole;MacIntyre, Raina;Gottlieb, David;Ritchie, David;Harrison, Simon;Kennedy, Glen;Watson, Anne M;Greenwood, Matthew;Doocey, Richard;Perera, Travis;Spencer, Andrew;Wong, Eric ;O'Brien, Tracey;Shaw, Peter;Conyers, Rachel;Milliken, Samuel;Bardy, Peter;Larsen, Stephen;Ho, Phoebe J;Lai, Hock;Bajel, Ashish;Butler, Jason;Tiley, Campbell;D'Rozario, James;Johnston, Anna;Cochrane, Tara;Mills, Tony;Irving, Ian;Pullon, Humprey;Purtill, Duncan
Affiliation: Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand
Princess Alexandria Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
ICON Cancer Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
St Vincent's Hospital Sydney and University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Kirby Institute and University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Clinical Haematology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Austin Health
Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Gosford Hospital and University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Issue Date: Aug-2021
Publication information: Internal Medicine Journal 2021; 51(8): 1321-1323
Abstract: Australia and New Zealand have achieved excellent community control of COVID-19 infection. In light of the imminent COVID-19 vaccination roll out in both countries, representatives of all adult and paediatric allogeneic bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy (TCT) centres as well as representatives from autologous transplant only centres in Australia and New Zealand collaborated with infectious diseases specialists with expertise in TCT on this consensus position statement regarding COVID-19 vaccination in TCT patients in Australia and New Zealand. It is our recommendation that TCT patients, should have expedited access to high-efficacy COVID-19 vaccines given that these patients are at high risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 infection. We also recommend prioritising vaccination of TCT healthcare workers and household members of TCT patients. Vaccination should not replace other public health measures in TCT patients given the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in TCT patients is unknown. Furthermore, given the limited available data, prospective collection of safety and efficacy data of COVID-19 vaccination in this patient group is a priority.
DOI: 10.1111/imj.15263
ORCID: 0000-0001-7929-1450
Journal: Internal Medicine Journal
PubMed URL: 34423546
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: COVID-19
allogeneic stem cell transplant
autologous stem cell
cellular therapy
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