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Boosters further reduce the risk of severe illness and can help curb coronavirus transmission.
Immunocompromised people and those with underlying health conditions can benefit from additional shots.
Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a game-changer for immunocompromised people.
A growing number of transplant programs are barring patients who refuse COVID vaccines or giving them lower priority on waiting lists.
Use of cholesterol-lowering medications was also associated with reduced mortality from liver cancer and other causes.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
Some people needed liver transplants after taking weight loss and bodybuilding supplements, warn Australian researchers.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
Though usually safe, pregnant women who had liver transplants have a higher risk of some maternal and fetal complications.
Just weeks after getting a nose ring, this New York City mom developed a rare hepatitis B infection and needed a liver transplant.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before COVID-19, but the pandemic has dramatically added to the toll.
For Black people, insurance access, travel distance and a lack of knowledge about options contribute to transplant waiting list disparities.
Many people with fatty liver disease have obesity, diabetes and other metabolic conditions.
Researchers analyzed data on more than 80,000 people on the liver transplant list to look for answers.
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