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Your best resource is our Wellness Ambassadors, some of whom are pictured above. You can schedule a Zoom video or phone call with one of our Ambassadors here.

COVID-19 Vaccination

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are among the most vulnerable populations for poor outcomes of COVID-19. They have the highest rate of COVID-19 hospitalization among all Medicare beneficiaries - four times that of other seniors in the same age group, and 25 times more likely to die. For this reason, we recommend all dialysis patients speak to their primary provider and get vaccinated. Rogosin Chief Medical Officer, Jeffrey Silberzweig, MD, and other prominent nephrologists were recently interviewed by MedPage Today about vaccinating dialysis patients. You can read the article here.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines. New York State released a video explaining how mRNA vaccines work to safely protect individuals from COVID-19. You can watch it here. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is a recombinant viral vector vaccine. Learn more about the vaccines at the CDC website.

If you have already been vaccinated and you are on dialysis or are a transplant patient, you should talk to your nephrologist or transplant team about getting the latest booster shot. The CDC has a page dedicated to booster shots here.

To Find a COVID-19 test site near you, go to the NYSDOH COVID-19 Test Site Finder or call the NYSDOH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

Guidelines are constantly being updated so check back often.

The Rogosin Institute has a COVID-19 Resource page specifically for patients with kidney disease, dialysis and transplant patients.


What Every Kidney Patient Should Know

Every kidney patient should be aware of their rights and responsibilities. IPRO offers an excellent summary here.

Patients should understand who the members of their health care team are. The American Kidney Fund offers a detailed article describing each care team member's roles and responsibilities here.

Essential Resources

We consider these to be essential resources for every kidney patient!

Education and Information

Associations and Organizations

Additional Resources

Take a Virtual Tour of our Court Street Training Center


Patients are trained here for peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis.

Keeping a food journal can help you to
eat the right food in the right amounts.

Download Wellness Ambassador Dawn Edwards', 10 Tips for Living Well on Dialysis.

Join one of our A Monthly Virtual Education Events with a presentation on
Knowing Your Dialysis Options
and an opportunity for Questions & Answers

Kimberly Davis, RN
Director, Home Dialysis Therapies Operations
The Rogosin Institute

Dawn P. Edwards
Health Ambassador
The Rogosin Institute

2nd Wednesday of every month!

The next Virtual Education Event will be on:

Wednesday December 9, 2020

Choose one of two Zoom sessions:
Session 1: 11am - 12pm
Session 2: 6 - 7pm

Join the Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/7057504366

For more information, please contact:
Kimberly Davis, RN
Email: kid9037@nyp.org
Phone: 646-317-0564

Download the Flyer for these presentations.

Schedule a virtual visit with a Wellness Ambassador here.

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