Many transplant recipients and their families have questions regarding COVID-19. The information and links below are designed to help give answers with currently available information, as well as links to national and international websites for regularly updated information.Please consult government and health agency websites for the most up to date protocols and information to help you stay safe.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other flu-like symptoms (such as muscle aches, fatigue)
  • Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Loss of sense of smell and/or taste
  • Some transplant recipients may develop pneumonia.

Currently, there are no antivirals or vaccines effective against this virus, although studies to develop these are ongoing.


Health and Wellness information:

Government of Canada, Public Health Agency 

World Health Organization

Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Text4Hope: Text COVID19Hope to 393939 (Alberta)

American Society of Transplantation -(COVID-19): FAQ  From transplant candidates and recipients

Research updates

Government Sites:

Government of Canada Travel Advisories 

Virus Case Trackers