COVID-19 Vaccination in Transplant Patients – Communication of Research with Patients and Families: Workshop Report

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) is coordinating a national research strategy to better understand COVID-19 vaccination issues in transplant recipients, including how effective they are and questions around transplant-specific safety.

On April 23, 2021, CDTRP hosted a National Workshop, focused on communication of research with patients and families, which included 18 patient, family, and donor partners and representatives from partner organizations with education or communications roles.

The workshop’s central objective was to develop consensus answers to two fundamental questions on COVID-19 vaccination in transplant participants:

  • As a transplant recipient or family member, what information do you need around COVID-19?
  • When, how, and where should that information be delivered?