The top priority at The Rogosin Institute is to help keep our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
If you need to speak with someone, Rogosin nephrologists and nurses are available in our Dreyfus Clinic Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Call: 212-746-1578.
If you are a new patient please call 212-746-6974.
If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.
Below are links to trusted resources for information and advice for our kidney patients, dialysis patients and/or transplant patients.
Download our Instructions for Kidney Patients here.
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are among the most vulnerable populations for poor outcomes of COVID-19. They have the highest rate of COVID-19 hospitalization among all Medicare beneficiaries – four times that of other seniors in the same age group, and 25 times more likely to die. For that reason, we are recommending that all dialysis patients speak to their primary provider and get vaccinated. Rogosin Chief Medical Officer, Jeffrey Silberzweig, MD, and other prominent nephrologists were recently interviewed by MedPage Today about vaccinating dialysis patients. You can read the article here.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines. New York State released a video explaining how mRNA vaccines work to safely protect individuals from COVID-19. You can watch it here. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is a recombinant viral vector vaccine. Learn more about all three vaccines at the CDC website.
If you have already been vaccinated and you are on dialysis or are a transplant patient, you should talk to your nephrologist or tranplant team about getting a booster shot. The CDC has a page dedicated to booster shots here.
To Find a COVID-19 test site near you, go to the NYSDOH COVID-19 Test Site Finder or call the NYSDOH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
Guidelines are constantly being updated so check back often.
General Health and COVID
- CDC COVID-19 Page
- WHO COVID -19 Page
- John’s Hopkins COVID-19 Map
- Managing Your Health During COVID-19
Kidney Disease and COVID-19
- Kidney Disease & COVID-19
- Kidney Patient Preparation for COVID-19
- Coronavirus, COVID-19 and Kidney Patients: What You Need to Know