Vaccinations are proven to be a vital aspect of maintained health. They protect us from diseases that are serious and sometimes deadly. Many patients and healthcare staff may wonder why it is that they have to receive vaccines to prevent diseases, and having questions about the unknown is normal. Patients who receive hemodialysis have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a high-risk population for which vaccination is recommended. To assist you in making an informed decision, ESRD Network 10 is happy to provide resources to answer questions that are commonly asked.