From Norwich, England:
I'm a diabetic at University and because of this, have been advised to have a flu jab and a pneumococcal vaccination by the university. They say I am at a greater risk than other people because I have diabetes. Firstly, is that true? And secondly, Should I have the vaccinations?
Yes. And Yes.
See Flu Shots for more information about the flu shot. The pneumonia shot only has to be given once in a very long while, but the flu shot should be given every year to everybody with chronic conditions like diabetes, according to most authorities.
Original posting 29 Nov 1998
Posted to Other Medications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
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