COVID-19 information for patients

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Masking requirements are lifting in most acute, long term and community settings in Manitoba. To continue providing a safe environment for immunosuppressed patients, the Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life teams within the Transplant Wellness Clinic are maintaining the use of masks for patients, visitors and staff.

As of May 10, 2023, masks will continue to be worn in all direct patient care areas including clinic areas and assessment/consultation rooms and the lab.

Medical masks are available to patients and visitors at HSC Winnipeg’s main entrances.

COVID-19 and transplantation

Remaining up-to-date is important to the Transplant Manitoba Adult Kidney Transplant team. The team will continue to review evidence and current policies related to COVID-19 and make changes as needed.

As of January 2023, Transplant Manitoba strongly recommends all patients with a kidney transplant and anyone being considered for kidney transplant be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in addition to other vaccines required before transplantation. COVID-19 vaccines protect organ recipients against the increased risk of serious outcomes of a COVID-19 infection including death.

Patients who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible for kidney transplant. Before continuing the journey to transplantation, patients unvaccinated against COVID-19 must attend an information session with an infectious disease specialist to review options and make the best, most-informed choice for them.