Expert consensus on vaccination in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in Japan

Takashi Ishige, Toshiaki Shimizu, Kenji Watanabe, Katsuhiro Arai, Koichi Kamei, Takahiro Kudo, Reiko Kunisaki, Daisuke Tokuhara, Makoto Naganuma, Tatsuki Mizuochi, Atsuko Murashima, Yuta Inoki, Naomi Iwata, Itaru Iwama, Sachi Koinuma, Hirotaka Shimizu, Keisuke Jimbo, Yugo Takaki, Shohei Takahashi, Yuki ChoRyusuke Nambu, Daisuke Nishida, Shin ichiro Hagiwara, Norikatsu Hikita, Hiroki Fujikawa, Kenji Hosoi, Shuhei Hosomi, Yohei Mikami, Jun Miyoshi, Ryusuke Yagi, Yoko Yokoyama, Tadakazu Hisamatsu

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Immunosuppressive therapies can affect the immune response to or safety of vaccination in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The appropriateness of vaccination should be assessed prior to the initiation of IBD treatment because patients with IBD frequently undergo continuous treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. This consensus was developed to support the decision-making process regarding appropriate vaccination for pediatric and adult patients with IBD and physicians by providing critical information according to the published literature and expert consensus about vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) [excluding cervical cancer and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)] in Japan. This consensus includes 19 important clinical questions (CQs) on the following 4 topics: VPDs (6 CQs), live attenuated vaccines (2 CQs), inactivated vaccines (6 CQs), and vaccination for pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding (5 CQs). These topics and CQs were selected under unified consensus by the members of a committee on intractable diseases with support by a Health and Labour Sciences Research Grant. Physicians should provide necessary information on VPDs to their patients with IBD and carefully manage these patients’ IBD if various risk factors for the development or worsening of VPDs are present. This consensus will facilitate informed and shared decision-making in daily IBD clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-157
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of gastroenterology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Feb


  • Crohn’s disease
  • Immunization
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vaccine-preventable disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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