Vaccine safety for people who have had organ transplants

It can be dangerous for people with cystic fibrosis who have had a lung or liver transplant to receive certain vaccines. Your healthcare provider can advise you about vaccines.

You are an important member of your care team.

You’re the expert in managing this condition day to day. Talk with your providers to make sure treatment plans reflect your personal needs and goals that will help you live a longer and healthier life.

Young people and the transition to adult care

As they grow more independent, it is imperative for adolescents and teens with the condition to know how to take charge of their own health care, manage their own appointments, and take their medicines and other treatments exactly as prescribed by their healthcare providers. Not following treatment recommendations can lead to serious illness and hospital stays.

Because newborn screening varies from state to state, it is important to talk to your baby’s healthcare provider if the test result is inconclusive (uncertain) or if you suspect your baby may have cystic fibrosis based on other symptoms. 

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Fact sheet
Cystic fibrosis affects all racial/ethnic groups.

Many people believe that only people who are white get cystic fibrosis. But the disease can occur in anyone and sometimes gets missed in people who are Black or Hispanic or have Asian ancestry, including from China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, and Vietnam.

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