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|Vaccination of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2021 Jan;17(1):18-30.
Sheena Crosby 1, Michael J Schuh 1, Freddy Caldera 2, Francis A Farraye 3
Inflammatory bowel disease and the subsequent immunosuppressive regimens used to treat this condition increase the risk for acquiring viral and bacterial infections. Ensuring that patients are up-to-date with their immunizations may help prevent the development of several of these vaccine-preventable diseases. Therefore, it is imperative that gastroenterology providers offer vaccinations to patients or direct vaccination guidance to primary care providers to minimize the risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. To decrease the risk for co-infection in the setting of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and avoid placing any further burden on the health care system, the call to immunize is more important than ever.