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NephroPlus is organising a “COVID-19 Vaccination Drive” to educate Dialysis Patients

NephroPlus, India’s largest dialysis care network and a leader in redefining dialysis care in India, is organizing a national education drive on COVID-19 vaccination for dialysis patients across their centers.
This initiative is launched to drive awareness about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination and further guide the patients on the registration process for the vaccine. The sole aim of the initiative is to dispel certain myths associated with taking the vaccine and encourage them by addressing the concerns they might have on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.
Dialysis patients are at very high risk of getting affected with COVID-19, as they have very low immunity as compared to healthy individuals. As per a recent manuscript that is being published in the upcoming edition of the reputed International Journal, ‘Kidney International Reports’, COVID-19 prevalence among dialysis patients is about 20 times higher than the healthy population.
Around 99% of patients who were admitted to the hospital had to stay for a minimum of 12 days. Mortality amongst those infected was about 23%, and mortality among those > 55 years of age was 3 times higher than those <30 years old.

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