Our family doesn't normally vaccinate for anything. Our third baby has kidney failure. He will start dialysis soon (he is 4 weeks old now) and will undergo a kidney transplant as soon as possible (he has to be 22 lbs). He will be on immunosuppressive drugs after the transplant. Could you please give me your thoughts on vaccines in this case? The neonatologist in the NICU of course advised all vaccines, and also vaccinating our older children, but I am pretty sure that is the advice he would give every single person on the planet.
I'm not necessarily against vaccines if needed, but I just don't have a good handle on whether they're needed in this case, and I'm not sure I will be able to have a really frank and honest conversation about vaccines with our nephrology team.
Thanks in advance.