Vaccine-preventable infections (VPIs) are a common and serious complication after pediatric liver transplantation; in the first 2 years after transplant, 1 of 6 transplant recipients requires hospitalization for VPI, which is associated with graft injury, morbidity, and sometimes mortality.1 These hospitalizations can increase the cost of the transplant-associated hospitalization by $70 000.1
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